Address: 24 Sicilia 10b12, Catania, Sicily, 95040, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 24 Sicilia 10b12, Catania, is near Museum of Childhood (Museo del Giocattolo).
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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

... around and inside the pith area. We had never seen blood oranges like those in Sicily, nor had we ever tasted anything quite like them (we are told they need nights of below freezing point to really set the red colouring).

We were very impressed also with the orange squeezing machines which are found in nearly every food outlet across Sicily and soon became accustomed to consuming blood orange juice wherever we went. In fact, it was ...

Catania Sicily, no Mafia but a big ACTIVE Volcano!

A travel blog entry by hartmangoseedo on Apr 25, 2014

1 comment, 19 photos

... stated, Europe's (and one of the worlds) most active volcano. Now part of the national park, Parco dell'Etna. They say it's in an almost constant state of activity and eruptions occur frequently. It's activity is closely monitored by 120 seismic activity stations and of course a lot of satellites. They close it to visitors quite often so we were glad she didn't have a bad case of gas on the day we wanted to visit. Mt Etna has erupted of course for centuries devastating the villages ...

Catania Kitchen

A travel blog entry by paulej4 on Oct 20, 2012

2 comments, 11 photos

... wheat, it is the only flour used for pasta and most breads. We learned to make cavatelli from scratch. Who knew I could make shells with just a roll of a thumb? The dish was prepared with cauliflower (purple) which by the way turns white when it is blanched and par boiled. Then it was sautéed in olive oil and garlic and combined with the pasta and cheese and cooked until a golden crust forms. I won’t go into ...

From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

2 comments, 9 photos

... It was such a hot day that we relaxed over a hazelnut frappe and enjoyed the panoramic views this bar had to offer.

We returned down the mountain to refresh ourselves at my cousins friends house, where we shower and change into some neat casual clothing, before walking through the main street of Taormina. This famous town is totally geared up for the tourists and on the main drag there are boutiques and restaurants that are ...

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

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

6 photos

... walk around Acireale to digest the beautiful lunch Zia had made whilst the others took a cat nap.

According to tradition, the Acireale's origins trace back to Xiphonia, a mysterious Greek city now completely disappeared. In Roman times, there existed another Greek town, Akis, which was involved in the Punic Wars.

I love the cobbled Lava stoned streets that give the city of Acirele such ...