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... and medieval. As a port city and major player in the trade routes it became a very influential city. It is home to Archimedes the great mathematician. Eventually Siracusa fell to the Roman Empire but because of its prominence in trade it still thrived and became a center formChristians as is evident in the many catacombs. Beautiful city with wonderful ...
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... is head, and most of his body for that matter, out the window, kind of like a breed of chainsmoking dog. He was loving life though, and admittedly, was actually pretty talented.
Anyway, by the time we arrived at Catania, I had lost most of my hair, gained 5 kgs and had developed a chronic eye twitch.
The next day I climbed Mt Etna. not going to lie, it was ******* hard.
Picture this, blizardous winds, minus temperatures, ...
... an espresso and a torte in the piazza and basked in the sun for a good while. Up to this point I had done quiet a bit. I went to a castle (toured that for a solid hour +); went to at least 5 churches; 3 different street markets; went to all the near piazza's, peering into shops; and now I was enjoying the weather. It's only 11 am and I'm already worn.
That was my morning in Catania!
P.S. I got a new suitcase! ...
So compared to my previous day, this day was an absolute breeze! I woke up to sunshine peering through my orange silk curtains. Smiling, I stayed in bed, allowing my body to fully wake up. There was no need to rush. My host in Taormina told me I could leave my bags in the room and go see the sea this afternoon. I was planning on leaving for Catania right after.
At 9 am (the specified time) I heard a knock on the door. BREAKFAST! I opened the door with a smile and ...
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