Well, to find this place was not really easy and everything began some couple of days before I made this shot here! We were shopping and while I was waiting that my wife choose a dress, I was looking some nice postcards from the island! And then I saw one amazing shot … a sunset shot from the location above! I said to me … wow, this is amazing … I must find this place during my vacation here!!! In big letters there was also the name „Volterraio“! The next couples of hours I was saying to me all the time „Volterraio, Volterraio, Volterraio…“ till to the next restaurant where I said to the waiter of a restaurant „We want to have a Coke, water, lemonade and for me a beer … and … oh boy, what was the name of that location??? Cuchinaio, Abatraio … something with Aio … DAMN!!! The next few days I was asking everyone I met about an amazing location with a hill and a castle and the sea at sunset … well, all the stuff on the picture! And finally one evening in a restaurant … we wanted to have some pizzas … I found again this name „Volterraio“. The waiter wanted to know what we would like to have for dinner. I told him: „Good evening … well, good that you are here … I have a problem … I’m looking for a place with a hill, and an old castle and in the background there is a city by the sea and everything in a golden light at sunset … and you know … bla bla bla … and please, ask also in the kitchen if anyone knows this place and … bla bla bla … and … ohhhhh, by the way, we would like to have 2 small pizzas Margherita, 1 pizza Salame Piccante, 2 pizzas Prosciutto Crudo, 2 bottles of water and …“. My wife and my sister were watching only to the ground, because they were ashamed of my behavior he he he 🙂 But hey, the chef came out of the kitchen and told me: „My friend, you are very popular in this region with your questions! What you are looking for is Volterraio!“. And he laughed! I was so happy 🙂 I had again the name!
One day later I was in the tourist information office. Well, I got a map with the location market I was looking for. I must tell you that normally in Switzerland where I live I use military maps when I’m on a hike, but here on Elba and without any internet access and no time I had to find this place with a tourist map. You know, this sort of maps like the one of Disneyland, with a big Mickey Mouse on the top left and every famous showplace was market with a big picture on the map! My god, look at which point I have sunk to hike with a Mickey Mouse map!!!!! But I found it he he he 🙂 The hike to this point was also a bit an adventure, but I think I will tell you the story in my next photo of this place! In the meanwhile I hope you like this picture here.
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