I’ve been to a lot of amazing places but the most relaxing place among them has been Stromboli. It’s one of the Aeolian islands north of Sicilia and there’s a volcano that erupts about every 15 minutes. The beaches have black sand from it! And that’s cool, you can take boat rides to watch it erupt or there’s a pizzeria halfway up the volcano where you can watch it as you eat… Cool cool… But that’s not what makes it amazing.
They don’t have regular cars… There are smaller vehicles and little taxis you sit on the back of, but most of the streets are narrow anyway… And so the hustle and bustle just isn’t there… it’s like you step on the island and time just stops. Love it.
We just went to the big island of Hawaii for a bit and the beaches and Volcanoes NP reminded me of it a bit and really just made me miss Italy!