Randazzo Travel Guide

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    by Sjalen Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    As many buildings both here and in Catania, the cathedral is built by lava stone but funnily enough has a more baroque extension in sandstone! Try to get inside too if you can as it is very decorated.

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    Etna trekker

    by Sjalen Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    There is a special feeling when venturing up a great volcano and Etna is surprising. Lava fields below the slopes suddenly give way to the most amazing forests and wildlife. A bit like my Baltic archipelago forests of oak and pine, only the trees are twice as tall due to the minerals! Then you reach the peak where it stinks of sulphur and the ski lifts are buried beneath lava. We never got quite that far this time as the jeeps taking you up there cost around 70 euro each and we had already had to replace our lost luggage :-))) What we saw convinced us to return though, as we walked around the lava rocks and had the most amazing view down to the sea.

    Remember to bring good clothes (and sensible shoes) as it is always considerably cooler on Etna than anywhere else on Sicily!

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    by Sjalen Written Jun 8, 2004

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    On the slopes of Etna lies this vineyard which is doing so well with the tourism in the area and one wine being blessed by the Pope, that they are expanding. The blessed wine is the most expensive (quite expensive in fact) but almost port-like in its richness. The spumante is equally fantastic but the cheaper wines are nice too. Try to join a tasting session - especially as the accompanying olives are better than any I have ever tasted in my life.

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    Etna meadows

    by Sjalen Written Jun 8, 2004

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    Circumetnea is a private line with separate ticket system to the ordinary network but it is very special. It is a line which was built to connect villages before proper roads were built, and today it has been restored as a tourist railway going all the way around the base of Etna, with its main station being Catania, but also making stops in Randazzio and many other towns and villages.

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    Lemons, lemons...

    by Sjalen Written Jun 8, 2004

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    The Sunday market is one of the biggest markets in the area and quite fun to walk around just to watch people. You can also take the opportunity to buy your picnic food here as the vegetables are enormous and cheap.

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