Address: 24 Sicilia, Catania, Sicily, 95040, Italy | Hotel
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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

Under the Spell of Mt Etna

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 05, 2014

31 photos

I liked our guide Carmelo the minute I saw him. Alan met him in the foyer of our Excelsior Grand Hotel and even from a distance I could see a relaxed rapport between the two. A small framed, neat person with a curved smile and crinkled sparkling eyes, Carmelo proved to be the perfect guide for us. He was friendly without being invasive, informative without over loading, allowed us ample free time but was always available if we needed him. And he ...

Catania Sicily, no Mafia but a big ACTIVE Volcano!

A travel blog entry by hartmangoseedo on Apr 25, 2014

1 comment, 19 photos

... in a quick glance. We walked around the old town, trying our first Seltz from one of the many kiosks all over these cities (a Sicilian drink of seltzer water and fresh squeezed fruit juices) then headed back to the bus station and back to Catania. No sleazy bus driver or BO bomb dropping passengers on this trip. I cooked dinner and then out we went for a late night walk at 11:00. Again, this is when the city comes alive and it's just fun to people watch. We walked back to the main piazza ...

Catania Kitchen

A travel blog entry by paulej4 on Oct 20, 2012

2 comments, 11 photos

... close in the 70’s, but now it is the Grove, complete with Nordstroms, MAC and other designer stores and corporate shops. Other than the annoying gypsy beggars I found it all to be enchanting. Then we were back on the coach to the Signora’s house.

Her home perched up on the slope of Mt. Etna was ancient. Looks hundreds of years old, but probably dates back a hundred or less. Stone walls, muraled, ...

From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

2 comments, 9 photos

... island near Taomina and is Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, and was a private property until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature reserve. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The island has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers. After lunch Federica, Vera and I crossed the narrow path to the Island paying ...

To Shop or Not To Shop, That is the Question!

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

6 photos

... To think my mother Salvatice gave all this up to move to Australia, met my father, Sebastian Pulvirenti, married the love of her life, settled and gave birth to four children.

Whilst here in Sicily, I discovered that there is a town called Sciacca, which is also my Mother's maiden name. Sciacca (Greek; Θέρμαι; Latin) means Thermal Spa or 'ex aqua' or in Arabic it comes from ...