Hotel Agathae

Via Etnea 229, Catania, Sicily, 95100, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Catania

Taking Taormina

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 25, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

Well, last full day in Sicily, so off to visit the town we have based ourselves at. We are down near the coast, but the old town itself is 200 metres high up a very winding, steep road. It is an old Sicilian town with narrow streets and plenty of shopping, both low and high end. Reason for the high end is that other than airports, it is on of the few places you can buy expensive items without having to pay the VAT if you are a non EC person. Usually you ...

Tuk Tuks in Palermo

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 24, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

After a good nights sleep and a full breakfast, we were well fuelled for our trip to Palermo, which we was 80kms from where we were staying. Uneventful drive until we hit the town itself. Wow, it is hard to get around with numerous one ways streets. We finished down near the sea and stopped to get out a stretch our legs. It would have been hard to drive around Palermo, so kudos to Neil! Whilst we were stretching the legs a bloke called Christian who had a tuk tuk got talking ...

Close Encounters of the Cefalu kind!

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 23, 2014

6 photos

Well bloggers, we started a two day adventure to the other side of Sicily (which the girls were so looking forward to...not), with a drive on the autostrade to Messina and on the northern coast of the island. We stopped at a couple of towns that we cannot tell you what they were as they are not on the map and I lost my Sicily book the day before at Mount Etna! The trouble with Sicily is that you need to cover a fair distance to see all it has to offer. There ...

Etna

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 22, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

Early start to make the Ferrovia Circumennea train that goes around Mt Etna. We managed to find the train station thanks to Sue. After seeing us 4 passengers on the platform, we noticed that they pumped extra diesel into the train! At 9 we set off on a 114km journey which took just over 3 hours. The landscape contrasted from market gardens, vines, orchards to waste land of volcanic black basalt. It ...

Relaxing Day at Sea

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 20, 2014

18 photos

... vacation. We did everything that was on Tom's itinerary except the sailing in Trapani, which was canceled. Everything worked out just as planned. On Monday, we took the car back to the Catania airport. It's always a relief to turn the car in and not have had any accidents or problems. (except the parking ticket for 40 euros!) We then got on a flight to Rome. In Rome we stayed at the Sheraton, of course. :). On Tuesday, we left ...

Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Centro Catania area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Palazzo Biscari.
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