Baia Taormina-Grand Palace Hotel & Spa
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Travel Blogs from Santa Teresa di Riva
... claim the tax back when you leave, similar to non Australians claiming the GST back before they leave Australia. Sue was interested in a ring, but decided the matte finish was not for her, so it stayed there, our bank balance better off! Other then the shops, the star attraction here is the Outdoor Greek theatre which dates back to around 500 AD. Hopefully the photos do it justice as it is stunning. It is still a working theatre, in fact Simple ...
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 ...
... the coastal road to Cefalu for around 15 kms which was very scenic. Got to Cefalu. Drove down a narrow road to a dead end. Managed to turn around and get back after a few hairy moments. But worse was to come. We went around the side of a mountain to find old Cefalu. Thought we would continue and we did taking no notice of signs in Italian we did not understand!. Problem was the streets got narrower and narrower, with yours truely driving! We made our ...
... a working passenger train for all the towns around the mountain. Eventually we got to Catania, the end of the line. We caught a normal train back to our where we thought our car was, but it was one station away from where we needed to be. A local couple rescued us and took Neil and I to our car and showed us the way back, which we would never have found, probably stranding the girls back at ...
Well bloggers, today was a hot one in more ways than one. Sicily showed it can dish up some heat...42C it got to today, right about the time we were walking through the ancient ruins at Siracusa. Day started rather late as Neil had a couple of things to attend to, so down towards the south of Sicily we went via the auto strad (freeway). It still took us around 90 minutes to travel some 100 kms (via Catania) to get there. Thank heavens the air con in the Volvo is good, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet