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Photo Friday: Borgo Tudia, WWOOFing in Sicily

Posted on April 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. No Comments
Happy Photo Monday née Friday! This birds eye view is of a little cluster of rustic Sicilian cottages and farm buildings, in the dead centre of Sicily near Resuttano. It is the privately owned Borgo Tudia, a 200 hectare estate that is home to one of my WWOOF hosts in Sicily at the start of last year. They grow olives which they sell as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and sell Nero D’Avola red wine from grapes grown on the estate.…

Photo Friday: Mount Etna Erupting At Night, Sicily

Posted on February 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 4 comments
This is one of the first shots I took in Sicily with a tripod. I’d just arrived to a new WWOOF host near the Sicilian town of Acireale, and Mount Etna greeted me with a grumble, and a very rare view of fresh Magma spilling out of its crater at night. It was early February 2012 and quite a chilly evening, but my new hosts eventually managed to get me back inside with home-made Pizza… I have some more pictures of Mount Etna erupting at night, but here I have cropped the same photo twice so you can see the crater and the magma in some detail, and the smoke from the eruption reaching up into the night sky.…

Photo Friday: Sunset from Mount Stromboli, Sicily

Posted on January 25th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 3 comments
I took this photo less than 100 feet away from the smoking crater of active volcano Mount Stromboli in Sicily, after watching it blast liquid rock and clouds of gasses into the air for the afternoon. Smoking. Copyright Peter Parkorr 2013…

A Windy Experience – Climbing Mount Etna

Posted on June 26th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Sicily. 1 Comment
In late April this year, I took a day trip to Mount Etna. It was kindly gifted to me by the owners of Ostello Del Plebiscito in Catania, as i’d been working for them the previous couple of months in exchange for a bed. The trip was with EtnaExperience who are the guide group of choice for most visitors to the mountain.…