Altair

Address: C.so Sicilia 10 A5, Catania, Sicily, 95040, Italy | Hotel
 
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Location

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

Duomo di Siracusa

A travel blog entry by lbreault on Jan 07, 2015

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... cristo dicata. Pop Leo X said these words in 1517 recognizing that the Church of Syracuse is the first daughter of St. Peter and after that of Antioch, the first consecrated to Christ.

This cathedral marks civilizations transformation from pagan to Christian. This church is also a unique example of religious continuity. Duomo di Siracusa’s history is a testament to the history of Rome and, in consequence, what has shaped the modern ...

Storm of the century & centuries-old salt & stone

A travel blog entry by boeschenblog on Jan 06, 2015

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... we could find, skipping out of the second dessert of a prix fixe dinner in time to count down to midnight with the locals, and then running to hide out in a tourist apartment in a 16th-century building while the wind battered what was once the second largest Greek settlement after Athens. Roads were closed all over the island, and record snow fell, the first in more than 30 years.

But Sicily also offered moments of ...

Greek Theatre

A travel blog entry by gunnarpatrick on Jan 06, 2015

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Looking over the sea, seats would have hosted crowds to watch comedy's and tragedies on the floor below them. These performances were the genesis to the theatre culture we have today. Greeks performed in a full circle called the orchestra where dancers would act out the play. It wasn't until the Romans when stages began to be formed like we have today in our theatre culture. The arts ...

Taormina to Palermo

A travel blog entry by nvs on Jan 05, 2015

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Today we travelled from Taormina (left about 10.30am) to Palermo with Carmelo who was a great driver. He brought us safely to excelsior palace after about 3 hours. We had a bit of a walk around Palermo before heading out for dinner. It is sometimes an interesting experience with the ...

Taormina

A travel blog entry by nvs on Jan 04, 2015

1 comment, 21 photos

Today we had a fairly leisurely morning before heading out for lunch to a nice ristorante "Grandula" with a nice view. We then caught a taxi and checked out the harbour down the hill which we have been viewing all week. We also viewed the first Greek colony of Sicily founded in 734BC by ...