Address: Sicilia 26/A1, Catania, Sicily, 95040, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Centro Catania area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Catania's Street Market.
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Travel Blogs from Catania

Catania Sicily, no Mafia but a big ACTIVE Volcano!

A travel blog entry by hartmangoseedo on Apr 25, 2014

1 comment, 19 photos

All one hears about if you mention Sicily is the Mafia and it's dangers. Mike and I also heard about another natural danger, a big volcano, actually Europe's largest and still very much active volcano, Mt Etna, rising 10,925' (3,330m) over Eastern Sicily. We decided to base ourselves in Catania for a few days so we could hike this mountain and see many other sites as well. And we saw a lot of what Sicily is all about, minus the Mafia, or maybe those shady characters in the dark alleys ...

A day out with Netty

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 20, 2013

2 comments, 9 photos

... unable to walk down the isle of the church. We look a number of photographs and also entered shops. One shop in particular had shoes discounted at 70%25 off the retail price and I bought myself a pair of casual boat shoes in suede, I couldn't resist the bargain. I know Peter would have loved a pair, but knowing his size isn't enough, I had to try my pair three times in order to get the correct Size. Peter will have to ...


A travel blog entry by asheevk on Nov 29, 2012

... to the rocking of the ship the day before she had a mid day rehearsal. So we went into Catania which we had already ventured through when I was cruising with my parents. Rosie and I just shopped a bit, go wifi and ate arranchini's (those amazing rice balls that need to come to North America, they are unreal)

I ended up staying in port for awhile after Rochelle went back to the ...

From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

2 comments, 9 photos

... fee to walk around this tiny little Island. Rip Off!

King Ferdinand l of the Two Sicilies gifted the island to the nearby town of Taormina in 1806. The island was then bought from the town by a Ms. Trevelyan, who built a small house facing the sea and imported exotic plants, which thrived in the Mediterranean climate. Subsequent owners kept up the island, until the owner went bankrupt, and auctioned the island in 1990. The island had ...

To Shop or Not To Shop, That is the Question!

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

6 photos

... meaning bath and al Saqquah dating back to the cult of the Syrian god "Shai al Quaaum". Could it be that my descendant are a mixture of Spanish and Arabic on my Grandfather's (Rosario Sciacca) side of the family.

In the afternoon Ottavio had spend sometime with me going over the computer.

In the evening Saro's cousin and his family arrived for a casual dinner alfresco style in their court yard.