Castello D'Urso Somma B&B
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Day 11: Monday, June 10: Taormina & drive to Cantania- Overnight at Castello D'Urso Somma B&B - Tuesday morning – our flights depart!
Our experience in Sicily has been a lot about time travel – back to Greek, Roman times and Norman times, fast-forwarding to Arab and Spanish governance, and always with the backdrop of …
... When I arrived the hostel guy recommended where to go for the nightlife. One of the places was also a hostel and was really tucked away but close to the main duomo. I stopped there for a mocktail, and the snack they brought with it was more like a starter. Yummy!
After a while i ordered a real starter with another drink and a random bloke, maybe in his 50's asked if he could join me as there were no more tables. He ordered a beer and some bread and oil... Only ...
... set high on a mountain, Mt Tauro, and also goes down to the sea! It is a beautiful coast line. There is a cable car that takes you up and down if you wish.
We spent our time wandering the town
and seeing the Greek theatre, still in use,
the Roman odeon (1st C AD) behind St. Catherine's Church,
the Roman baths, the many squares and churches
and the beautiful public gardens where ...
Finally we have arrived in Catania, after dodging around it for the last nine days, we have entered the city for the time, and, I have been again stunned. It is nit what I expected. It is a beautiful city, almost like a mini Roma, clean, vibrant and hundreds of old buildings in magnificent condition. We checked in at the Europa Centrale Hotel which is right on the Piazza ...
... again at Tusa. On the way to Cefalu, we stooped gain at Milazzo, and had a cup of coffee and some buns. Disaster tonight though, when we discovered we were supposed to be in Catania today at the hotel and also we had to return the hire car. I asked Alfio to ring the hotel and smooth it over with them, just the hire car to worry about ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking