BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... about his island home; its rich culture and fascinating history. A big ask of any guide.
Carmelo Guardione was in fact the founder of New Service Travels and it was thanks to the skills and experience he acquired over his many years in tourism, that our Sicily trip was made so special. These days, Carmelo's son Christian shares the management of their very successful travel business (refer Introduction for contact details).
... in its sites at dark. Magical to say the least. Stopped in for a lemon granite and then back to our studio to get some sleep so we could go tackle a volcano the next day.
The day is here to go climb Mt Etna. What an amazing day we had. We caught a bus from Catania to the village of Rifugio Sapienza at the base of Mt Etna. Yes here comes another bus story. About half way to our destination, we pulled over, thinking it was a bus stop but it was actually just ...
... fee to walk around this tiny little Island. Rip Off!
King Ferdinand l of the Two Sicilies gifted the island to the nearby town of Taormina in 1806. The island was then bought from the town by a Ms. Trevelyan, who built a small house facing the sea and imported exotic plants, which thrived in the Mediterranean climate. Subsequent owners kept up the island, until the owner went bankrupt, and auctioned the island in 1990. The island had ...
... meaning bath and al Saqquah dating back to the cult of the Syrian god "Shai al Quaaum". Could it be that my descendant are a mixture of Spanish and Arabic on my Grandfather's (Rosario Sciacca) side of the family.
In the afternoon Ottavio had spend sometime with me going over the computer.
In the evening Saro's cousin and his family arrived for a casual dinner alfresco style in their court yard.
... and so I would return to bask in the sun. An easy Barbecue lunch followed by Tiramisu and the remaining afternoon was an enjoyable card playing experience, playing Briscola and Scorpa. Two popular card games taught by Father and Grandfather whilst I was growing up. There was one change to the game that was new to myself, that was that we were now playing with five cards instead ...