Auriga

Address: 26 C.so Sicilia, 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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... back to 500 BC, the Christians simply filled in the spaces to create a wall in the early eighteenth century. Therefore, there is a unique baroque facade on this archaic Greek temple. Ateneo writes of this temple's magnificence, referring to the temple’s gold and ivory doors. He even mentions a bronze shield on the pediment. Embedded in the walls of the church today is an inscription: Ecclesia Syracusana prima divi Petri filia prima ...

Storm of the century & centuries-old salt & stone

A travel blog entry by boeschenblog on Jan 06, 2015

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... Exploring the salt flats -- in operation since 700 BC when they were started by the Phoenicians. The ever-changing light -- even during the storm. The contrasts of historic and crumbling, and despairingly urban and crumbling. The emergence of Mt. Etna after the storm -- snow-coated and spilling ash out of its top, viewed through the frame of a Greek theater perched above the Ionian coastline. The elegance of the Corso of tiny ...

Greek Theatre

A travel blog entry by gunnarpatrick on Jan 06, 2015

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... the Romans picked it up and added their own influence. The Romans were able to built the arts because of the power of the empire. Only when citizens feel safe and provided for, can they begin to focus on things like dramatic performance. But because of the drastic power the empire possessed, the richness of culture grew with it. This was revolutionary for culture and society of its ...

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

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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 ...