Wish i was there again.
Pionieer species are growing on layers of ash. Together with the rusty red of iron-rich stones and some sunlight, they create a colourful landscape in an otherwise dark and grey environment.
Look who’s waiting around the corner.
Passing Isola di Basiluzzo on the way to Stromboli.
Back to the Godfather and “Corleone”. “Corleone” isn’t the real Corleone and is called Savoca in reality. The real Corleone wasn’t 50’s enough when filming in 1971.
Chiesa di San Nicolò is the church where Michael Corleone married Apollonia Vitelli.
Have you watched the Godfather trilogy? (if not, better do so) This is the place where Michael Corleone meets Signor Vitelli, Appolonias father.
Bar Vitelli is still open. Sitting relaxed in the shade of the surrounding green and eating Granité is a must when being here.
Approx. 10.000 years ago, lava from an Etna eruption cooled down rapidly when hitting the water of the Alcantara river. The result are prismatic basalts, violently twisted and broken. Gole dell’Alcantara is an awesome place to spend time while bathing in the cold river.
The bell of „Chiesa di S. Antonia“. St. Anthony’s church is a rock chapell, built into the cliffs of Capo Milazzo.