YHA Hostel Catania Ostello del Plebiscito
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We made our way down the coast of Italy, hugging the coast line for some relief from the exhausting heat and constant sweating. Our efforts were minimally effective, but the waters were warm, refreshing and beautiful! Hopping trains from Rome to Napoli, we heard shrieking behind us at the train station with a crazy American girl loaded down with …
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We were debating whether to do a Mt Etna tour but in the end decided to give it a miss as it was expensive and we weren't guaranteed on seeing much depending on the conditions up the mountain.
Instead we caught a train to Taormina …
... appreciated in performances today; the splendid 15th century Palazzo Corvaia; and the Odeon, a small Imperial Age theater set amidst colorful public gardens.
SICILIAN WINE ROADS
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Tour Code: tam-006
Explore Sicily's historic winemaking tradition during this picturesque half-day visit to the wine region near Mt. Etna.
Sicily is Italy's third most important wine and ...
It was nice to wake up to a non rocking ship. It may be hard for some of you to understand what it is like to try and function while a ship is rocking. It makes even simple tasks like eating, brushing your teeth and showering very awkward. Sleeping is difficult as well especially when you feel nauseous...
We didn't have too much time in Catania together since Rochelle's show got ...
... lunch). Chiesa di Santa Lucia al Sepolcro has the first Caravaggio painting I've seen outside of a museum, and it's beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. We visit the Duomo which is built on top of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Finally we see Apollo's Temple, built in 600 BC, which seems oddly out of place in the city center.
I'll miss my Italian family! Hope to see you again soon.