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TravelPod Member ReviewsLoLhostel Siracusa Syracuse
This may be the best hostel I've stayed in, its nice and comfy, with a good kitchen with use of seasonings and oil, then they also have chefs who come in to cook every few days if and when there is the want for it! Unfortunately I had already bought loads of food that i had to use up! The staff are super friendly and helpful, making you feel very welcome, and the map they give you is full of information about what to see, and had been annotated to point out the best places for meals, snacks, gelato, bread and shopping! The location couldn't be better and breakfast was more than enough. I will be back!!!!
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Today is beach day, but before going to the beach we would visit a small town (old fisherman village) called Marzememi. first of all the trip that looked easy on the map turned out to be a long trip through forgotten streets in the middle of nowhere. Anyway ultimately we got where we needed to be. As such a nice village, but of this 'old fisherman village' little was left. It looked very touristic (nothing wrong with that) plenty of ...
... we took the bus to Ortegia, which is the old part of Syracuse with a number of churches (had you thought differently) a number of palazzos, (had you thought differently) and small and dark streets with room for a scooter at best, but where the Sicilians would drive a car. It was a good idea to use the bus to get there as the streets where very small and traffic was limited. The walk was nice and specifically the ...
... spaces were wooden constructions. They were collapsable and portable, they were erected in a variety of chosen spots, such as a Circus or in front of a temple. These make shift platforms became a hazard and had the propensity to catch fire, as flaming torches and other special effects were used in performances.
We returned home to join Zia Graziella for lunch before visiting Zia Agata (Mum's sister) in an nursing home ruined by Zia Carmen. Unfortunately Zia Agata is ...
... title of "Ingenious City" and in the following centuries the city expanded its medieval limits: and new buildings, churches and convents were built. These, however were totally destroyed by the 1693 earthquake.
The current town was rebuilt and the new structures were characterised by a soft tufa stone, which under sunlight assumes a typical honey tonality. Parts of the Cathedral suddenly collapsed in 1996, a great loss to Sicilian baroque. The dome has ...
... and several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna Volcano, the most violent was in 1669.
Catania has had a long eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In 1434, it witnessed the opening of the first University in Sicily. Then in the 14th Century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy's most important and flourishing cultural, artistic and political centres.
Whilst in Catania ...