YHA Hostel Catania Ostello del Plebiscito
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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This cathedral is truly a rarity. One can see the transformation this sacred place has gone through from an ancient Greek temple to a cathedral with Medieval and Baroque architecture. Its metamorphosis throughout history is evident just by looking at the architecture of this church.
This sacred place has over 2,400 years of history. The cathedral was founded on the ruins of the Temple of Athena, built by the tyrant Gelon. The Doric ...
... a passegiatta of shopping Italians to rival Rome.
As soon as we knew the sun would stay out, we looped back to catch the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento in slanting afternoon sunlight. Seven incredible sandstone structures from the golden age when this was Greece and Agrigento threw the empire's best parties for the gods. The temples sat amidst a bloom of yellow mustard, reminding us of what's to come in February in ...
... the Romans picked it up and added their own influence. The Romans were able to built the arts because of the power of the empire. Only when citizens feel safe and provided for, can they begin to focus on things like dramatic performance. But because of the drastic power the empire possessed, the richness of culture grew with it. This was revolutionary for culture and society of its ...
Today we travelled from Taormina (left about 10.30am) to Palermo with Carmelo who was a great driver. He brought us safely to excelsior palace after about 3 hours. We had a bit of a walk around Palermo before heading out for dinner. It is sometimes an interesting experience with the ...
Today we had a fairly leisurely morning before heading out for lunch to a nice ristorante "Grandula" with a nice view. We then caught a taxi and checked out the harbour down the hill which we have been viewing all week. We also viewed the first Greek colony of Sicily founded in 734BC by ...