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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... br> The Right Way to Build a City: Find a really flat area. Since that's likely to be farmland, tear out the fruit trees and plow under the row crops. We can always get our food from really exotic, faraway places like Chile and the Central Valley. Why do you think God invented deisel 18 wheelers, anyway? Build your city. Since your really flat former farmland got that way because the river that created ...
We picked up our rental car in Siracusa, made a quick run back up to Catania (short but boring story) then searched out the backroads and scenic routes in a roundabout drive to Noto. Happy to have the independence only a car can provide after relying on public transportation for several weeks. The busses and trains we've used have worked well and have been easy to negotiate. ...
... boasts a beautiful piazza fronting the city's duomo, surrounded by impressive buildings dating mostly from the 1700's. The duomo itself is built over the ruins of a third century BC Greek temple, incorporating many of the temple's original columns into its structure. The Piazza is paved in large, smooth white blocks reminiscent of the streets and plazas of Dubrovnik. The place is particularly attractive after dark with the main buildings softly ...
... market one last time on our way to the train station, to pick up a few last things for our on-board picnic. We stopped periodically under storefront awnings to wait for the street-turned-river to subside. Even under an awning we were getting wet from the wind and spray. A hardware storekeeper took pity on us and invited us into his store to wait out the storm. "Finished in ten minutes," he said. With the help of Google Translate, he using ...
... nearby, Mt Etna. One of the ancient sites is the Greek amphitheatre which could seat 7,000 people. It was a little challenging to find the place and the man who sold us the ticket was difficult to understand, and there were no signs with prices. He then had difficulty working out we needed €3 change! After a tasty lunch of a Sicilian antipasti, (meats, cheeses, olvives) and a Greek salad, we wandered back to our ...