Altafiumara Resort & SPA
Travel Blogs from Cannitello
When I was making my summer plans over the spring months, I of course wanted to include some relaxing beach time. I made plans to go with a friend to Mykonos in early July and figured that would suffice (in addition to weekly trips to Santa Severa beach outside Rome). Something that I was also planned for the summer was to visit in old teaching buddy who now lives in Zurich. Was going to do that a few days after Madrid.
... how remote Villa Etna Mare would be. In a tranquil and beautiful setting it overlooks Etna and the turquoise sea, it is isolated enough to make a monk proud. Only accessible by a steep track, rough enough to make those of us who'd rented small hatch backs wince at the crunching sounds while traversing the formidable humps and pot holes. It was almost as if we'd known about England's impending failure and ...
... place is crowded, even now and it must be heaving in the full summer. Last night they had a Ferrari Festival and there were over 100 cars from all over the world parked in the streets, this must be what thay mean by "streets paved with gold".
The house has been generally good, though very poor wi-fi has been an irritation, but the pool and views of Etna are wonderful. It is in a remote location, however, and the 20min drive up a really bumpy ...
... were very spectacular and through my binoculars you could see the lava spraying into the sky - apparently 200m high. In the middle of the evening lava started to flow down the side of the mountain and I tried to take a shot of it. A very poor picture since it's a long way off and it was pitch black but I think you can see the lava flows. In reality there were ...
We set off from Noto to collect Adam and Suzanne, Tom and his friend Richard. We have been using a brilliant Ipad application called Pocket Earth to navigate for £1.99. It gives you maps of the entire world and information in great detail about lots of places. You download the maps then use them off line and can zoom in and out. We have given it a good test and its amazingly good giving you ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service