Alphard

C.so Sicilia 10 A3, Catania, Sicily, 95040, Italy | 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

... began the nine hour flight back to Charlotte. On the way to Rome we were able to use points and sit in Envoy class for free.  There were some available seats for our flight to Charlotte, but they cost $800 each! I can think of better things to spend $1600 on! When we fly, we try to get aisle seats across from each other. It turned out that neither one of us had anyone sitting next to us. How lucky is that? Until next trip, ...

Location

This 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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