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Oct 8, 2007 - At sea - time for the pool, food, sleep, exercise and a book

4.30am began the Messina Strait transit with the local pilot on board. At its narrowest point it measures 3.1km in breadth with a natural whirlpool in the middle - when you see the size of our ship you wonder how we fitted. Another sleep in then after breakfast went to a live painting demo by Howard Behrens in the Atrium. Solo cruisers catch up. Went to a dance lesson but left very quickly - !!!!!!!!! Art Auction this afternnon - arived late and as I walked in they were auctioning "Black Tie Tango" - modern contemporary piece - YES I bought...

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Jul 29, 2007 - Messina, Italy

Messian is sturated on the northeastern coast and is the capital of Messina Province which is on the western shore of the Strait of Messina. An earthquake in 1908 destroyed almost the entire city and kelled 84000 of its people. Mt Etna is Europe's hightest (10,910ft) and most frequetly active volcano. Stomboli is another volcano located on the island of the same name and has been erupting serveral times a day for more than 2000 years. The many volcanos are monitored continuouisly for seismic activity. It never rains in Messina - the most...

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May 8, 2007 - Milazzo & the festival of San Francesco di Paolo!

May 8 - Tuesday - Taoramina, then Milazzo When we arrived in Milazzo, we went straight to the tourist info office. And were glad that we did, because we got the info we needed about boats to the islands, and we were led from the info office to the Cassisi hotel next door, where our temporary guide arranged a very good deal for us in this beautiful hotel. The exterior is a baroque building on the major shopping street, one block from the harbour. The interior is ultra-modern Italian, very sophisticated, with less than 20 lovely rooms and all...

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Sep 1, 2005 - Messina, Italy

Messina is located on Sicily and is quite lovely. We took a shore excursion, which took us to a winery up in the hills, along the way up to Mt. Etna...we seem to really enjoy these volcanoes! The winery was nice...right at the top of a mountain with the vineyards along the hills. It was quite green, although we were told that the rain doesn't come too often. We were treated to an amazing lunch, which consisted of homemade pasta noodles with red sauce, salad, olives, tomatoes...and of course a wine tasting! The wine was tasty, but not as...

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