Hotel dei Coloniali

Address: Via del Porto Grande, Syracuse, Sicily, 96100, Italy | 4 star hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Syracuse

    The Right Way and the Sicilian Way

    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 25, 2015

    3 photos

    ... it ain't there. Second, don't even think of touching that peach unless you're really into high drama and being ostracized in public. Tell the man (yup, they're all men) what you want. (Hold up your thumb for one. If you hold up your index finger he will assume the thumb, and you just bought two.) Once the man knows what you want, he will place it in a bag and take your pennies. You will bite into it ...

    The BaroqueTowns of Southeast Sicily

    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 24, 2015

    7 photos

    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. ...


    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 23, 2015

    1 comment, 14 photos

    ... one upon the other. Diocletian's Ear, named by Caravaggio for its shape and auditory characteristics is a man-excavated cave said to have played host to Diocletian's political prisoners during the 4th century BC. Another of these "caves" excavated nearly 2500 years ago was, due to its advantageous length and humidity, used as a rope-making factory up until the widespread adoption of synthetic rope in the 1950's. Very impressive.

    As we ...

    Sicily, Part Due (do-way)

    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 21, 2015

    19 photos

    ... gritty and apparently "real" slice of urban Sicily. The B&B we stayed in was great, and was located in a working class neighborhood of shops and homes. Some of the neighborhood scenes were right out of The Soprano's, with seemingly idle men hanging around on cheap plastic chairs outside little restaurants or bars, maybe playing cards on a small folding table or just watching and commenting on the world going by.


    Catania, Sicily

    A travel blog entry by brenton-alan on Oct 18, 2015

    15 photos

    ... evening, making it nice for long walks.

    I have enjoyed taking part in the Sicilian way of life. I cannot believe at how lucky the Italians are when it comes to fresh produce, and how cheap it is. The peaches, nectarines and apricots are amazing and for under $2 a kilo. I even saw peaches the other day, freshly picked for 80 cents a kilo. And you dont have to look far for a fruit stall as they are on nearly every street corner. I have loved being able to eat so much fresh fruit.