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Travel Blogs from Catania
... hostel had been very hot last night so I hadn't slept much, so I just spent the afternoon sat in a cafe, enjoying my last few hours in Sicily.
So now it is time to say goodbye to Sicily. I'm currently on an overnight ferry to Naples for a couple of days. I will be sleeping on deck and arriving early morning, so we will see how much sight seeing I will manage when I get there!
Till then, Ciao Sicily xxx
(More pics to come when web connection better)
... set high on a mountain, Mt Tauro, and also goes down to the sea! It is a beautiful coast line. There is a cable car that takes you up and down if you wish.
We spent our time wandering the town
and seeing the Greek theatre, still in use,
the Roman odeon (1st C AD) behind St. Catherine's Church,
the Roman baths, the many squares and churches
and the beautiful public gardens where ...
... seems a bit of sport to the bus drivers and most defiantly a game of chicken, the buses, with their size bully the cars. Think Great Ocean road, reduce the width by a third and ten fold the degree of difficulty. By the way the views are to die for!! Meet the train at Salerno, this is now going to take most of the day as we are to travel right the way down to the bottom of Italy right along the coast. I catch up with my words as have been busy creating them in a ...
... the middle of the city, and took a walk to the famous Catania markets. These are the biggest we've seen yet, they must cover three or four city blocks, huge... As usual though, everything tends to shut down around 1pm, so we headed back to the hotel for our own siesta. At around 7pm we ventured out again and found a nice Trattoria for dinner overlooking another quaint ...
Today we ventured further along the northern coastline, from Messina, to Milazzo and then Cefalu another famous beachside resort town. The weather was a bit bleak by the time we got to Cefalu, but the views were spectacular. We had lunch at a nice seaside restaurant, and headed back via the coast road rather tthe the Autostrada. Then we joined ...