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The place is called Ginostra, a small village south-east of island Stromboli. One of the Eolie Islands that is situated in the Mediterranean Sea of Italy near Sicily. In this small place the houses are characteristic white which belongs to the fishermen.
At Ginostra they have the smallest port in the world that a big ship cannot arrive. Instead there's a small boat that takes the passengers and good to and from the ship. Its difficulty though is overlooked by the wonderful views it offers of the other islands, the volcano Etna and the Sicilian coasts.
At the beginning of the Century there was about a thousand people, today there's about forty locals living in typical Eolian houses, with a large terrace surronded by olive, lemon trees, bouganville, rosemary and cactus and many more.
The real characteristic of Ginostra is its silence, no cars or motorbikes, just walking and for trasportation of goods there's Nicoletta, Pretty and Santina three stubborn donkeys but are really helpful.
Then there is the sea clear as a mirror that you can see the depth, then if you like diving there's spectacular sites of rich vegetation and all sort of fish such as grouper, dentex, gilthead beam, octopus and morageel.
The Island is mainly surrounded by rocks but a boat or a canoe within a short distance you can reach the black sands of the vulcano. Speaking of volcano we have the most active and regular one of all Mediterranean that it can almost work as a lighthouse for the ships.
Excursions can be arranged to see the volcano, some even sleep a night over in sleeping bags. It can be seen also by sea when the fishermen go fishing for calamari at night.
Even in its primative, Ginostra offers a medical centre,
post office, pubblic phone and restaurants. For your accomodation it offers
houses of two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and a terrace or just single
rooms offering possibility for cooking, there's a fridge, bed sheet and
petrol lamps for light.