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Travel Blogs from Catania
... Claudio, he gave me his card, and told me to have to hotel call when I was ready, and he would return us safely back to the dinghy, which would take us home to our waiting Milena. Once in the Timeo, time stood still, and the magical perfection of this hotel, service, food and atmosphere transformed each of us into a form of euphoria. Our food, wine, service all were our of this world! What a wonderful way to once again celebrate a successful "Ionian Crossing". What ...
... for the last 30+ hours, the silence is golden to all of our ears. About 3:00p.m. this afternoon we arrived at Taormina. The skies were a little grey...and darkening. Jacques and Marina whipped up a very quick mushroom pasta lunch ------- and B A M.... the rains were upon us.... and in torrents... coming down in drops the size of golf balls! OMG! I am so glad this did not hit us during our crossing.... Marina and ...
... original pieces remain, but most have been destroyed by earthquakes and wars. However the layout is the same, so there are many narrow streets. Most of the buildings date from the 1700's. We were once again footsore and rung out. We decided to we did not need more pasta and a large main course, so we skipped dinner and went for a walk along the main street and stopped for a toasted sandwich and a drink. Early to bed ...
... and shopped a bit and returned to our favorite restaurant where we had the same anti pasto with some extra octopus as well. We enjoyed some prawn and pistachio with home made pasta (me) and sword fish(Sam), all washed down with a 7 year old Merlot...YUMM! We then shopped a wee bit more ( I did at least) then hit the funicular for the ride back down the hill, to arrive back to a bit of karaoke.....not as yumm! Hope you enjoy the ...
... we hit it off immediately. St. Alessio is a few kilometers east of Taormina, and a great base for exploring the region. Taormina itself is a very lovely hill-top town, but a bit over-the-top as a mecca for jet-setters and jet-setter wannabes. The town itself is just wonderful, especially if you wander off the two or three main tourist thoroughfares. We especially enjoyed the public park (Villa Communale) and people watching. Of course, the views are spectacular. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed