The reason that we decided to come Sailing in the Aegadian Islands in the first place was on friend’s recommendation. Every year they go to Marettimo for a week on holiday. They said, “You have to eat at La Scaletta, and say hello to Giovanni!”
So like I do before any trip, I check it out on Wikipedia for any fun facts and history bits to impress my travel companions & then on Trip Advisor: best places to eat, sleep, & do. Its my pre-travel regimen. Wikipedia enlightens me on the fact that there is a mere 300 residents. My High-school student-body consisted of over 800 kids! Trip Advisor informs me, “We’re sorry but Marettimo doesn’t have any hotels.” They have a couple of Bed & Breakfasts and less than 10 restaurants. Forget any nightlife! Blaspheme!!!! That’s a desolate Isle, remote and barely inhabited! I read on in the attractions- Visita alle grotte di Marettimo con le barche dei pescatori… WICKED! Explore the interior of the Mountain’s Caves in a local fisherman’s boat! Marettimo just became Top of my To Do list!