224. The Jewels of the Mediterranean Sea…

Roberto Cavalli224. The Jewels of the Mediterranean Sea…

After Sicily we continued our journey to the islands of Pantelleria and the Aeolian Islands, the jewels of the Mediterranean…

The island of Pantelleria is located about one hundred kilometers away from Sicily and only seventy kilometers from the coast of the African continent. The origin of Pantelleria is volcanic and fumaroles of steam are still active. The landscape is scarred by past eruptions… the terrain surrounding the Mirror of Venus, a lake formed in the crater of a volcano and fed by underground hot springs, is very surreal…

Pantelleria produces one of the most exquisite dessert wines, the exclusive Passito di Pantelleria… a DOC wine with a golden color, embodying all the energy of the sun… The name comes from the method by which this wine is made. In fact, the grapes are left to “wilt” on the vine beyond the normal vesting period to soak up every ray of sunshine… the result of this process is a nectar that gives off, at every sip, the intense aroma of this magical island…

The very colors of the Mediterranean palpably envelop us during our wanderings… God amazes me with his creations… colors changing subtly, softly, every hour of the day… soft at dawn, strong and violent during the day, sweet and relaxing at sunset… I love these colors, these hues… from pastel to deep green to infinite blue to golden yellow… colors that fit every situation perfectly and frame the beauty of these fabled islands…

The powerful engines of the Bat-Zodiac allow us to reach our next destination quickly. We left Pantelleria and continued our journey to discover more of these jewels. We headed towards the Aeolian archipelago, which comprises seven islands, Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano. Stromboli and Vulcano are the home of two active volcanoes. Small islets and rock outcroppings close to the surface surround the islands making navigation very difficult…

Some dolphins meet us and accompany us for a short period… they perform acrobatics worthy of acrobats of the Cirque du Soleil… what spectacular animals…

If you love nature, as I do, I recommend a visit to these “jewels”… like me you will be fascinated…

Every time I return to these places I experience them anew… every time is a new adventure. One of my ancestors must have been a navigator, an explorer, so strong is my passion for the sea. A passion that drives me to discover and rediscover every corner of our beautiful planet…

Un bacino…

I LOVE YOU

Roberto Cavalli

The Bat-Zodiac

The Bat-Zodiac

Bat-Zodiac Bedroom

Bat-Zodiac Bedroom

Bat-Zodiac Engines

Bat-Zodiac Engines

Bat-Zodiac Tender

Bat-Zodiac Tender

Bat-Zodiac

Bat-Zodiac

Lupo

Lupo

Pantelleria

Pantelleria

7 replies
  1. Maria Grazia
    Maria Grazia says:

    Ma é lei Sign. Roberto il vero Gioiello del Mediterraneo!!!!! 😀
    Che meraviglie… anch’io come lei, penso non mi stancherei mai di scoprire nuove meté.
    Cisono stata sono meravigliose, le Isole Eolie sopratutto stroboli si vede la mattina presto dalle coste della bellissima Calabria (Longobardi)… dove ci andremo “forse” il prossimo anno!

    le auguro una buona navigazione con Lupo.
    a presto…
    Un Abbraccio
    Marí

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  2. Maia
    Maia says:

    Very inspired and fascinating post. The videos and photos are AWESOME!!! They have made me feel as if I were navigating on your beautiful bat zodiac. I am also a devoted admirer of nature: no beauty can parallel to Nature. We are all very lucky to be able to enjoy the beauties of our planet. ENJOY!!!

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  3. Gabriela Ghorbani
    Gabriela Ghorbani says:

    Beautiful Roberto! I love the way you describe it!
    It makes you want to be there.
    We certainly share the passion for adventure, traveling and admiring God’s creation.
    We just got back from The north part of India and a short trip to Mexico
    Hope to see you again in another exotic place like the Maldives where I met you and Sandra.
    Mazi and I are planning on visiting again that part of the world someone soon.

    Love the pictures! We share the passion for animals and German Sheppards,
    my German Sheppard looks like Lupo!

    Wishing you the best today and always.

    Xo
    Gabriela

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  4. dario
    dario says:

    caro ROBERTO sono il ragazzo CALABRESE che ha lavorato ha Firenze da CARLO BAY,ORA SONO TORNATO IN CALABRIA E seguo il tuo blog da tempo, sono un appassionato del mare quanto te, ho anche io un motoscafo ovviamente non delle dimensioni del bat gommone pero’ mi da la possibilita’ di vivere delle belle esperienze, SONO NEI LAGHI DI SIBARI SE VUOLE SARO’ LIETO DI OSPITARLA E FARLE CONOSCERE IL MIO PAESE!!!HO INCONTRATO DIVERSE VOLTE ANCHE IO I DELFINI NEL MARE DOVE SONO E LE CONFERMO CHE E’ UNA SENSAZIONE CHE NON SI ESPRIME……ASPETTO SUE NOTIZIE!!!!!

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  5. Fabrizio
    Fabrizio says:

    Un vero piacere l’essere riuscito a intrattenermi con Lei pochi minuti dopo lo sbarco a Pantelleria, avvenuto quasi per sbaglio :-). Sono felice che la nostra isoletta le sia piaciuta a tal punto da decidere di fermarcisi qualche giorno. Un augurio di buon lavoro e arrivederci a Pantelleria.

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