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... stuff too! An orange salad, with fresh onion, olives and a bit of chilli, was a tasty and refreshing accompaniment. Following on from yesterday's archeology, I have looked more closely at Ortigia's Greek past - the Temple of Apollo, near the end of my street, and most spectacularly the Duomo, which is built around the remains of the Temple of Athena. The usual structure of a cathedral has been adapted to incorporate the original 5th Century BC columns into ...
... the owner on the phone in Milan, the attendant at the B&B could not understand any English. They arranged a hotel booking 200 metres up the road so we headed back down the stairs. Just prior to us arriving, another couple had arrived and found their room was not as per their booking. By the time we got downstairs they had decided they didn't want their room and were leaving. We received a yell from ...
Mount Etna is spectacular. We didn't get a view from the hotel as the day was quite overcast. As we wound up the mountain side, though, we soon broke out of the cloud and were immediately treated to stunning views of the peak itself. Above the clouds was a glorious day, albeit a bit windy. A bit further on is a ski village (never did find out what its called). From here you can continue the ascent by cable car and then by 4WD bus. The peak is about ...
... stopping for lemon granita.
I walked the streets and went into the impressive 17th century churches to see the frescos. I can't help but wonder what Catania looked like in the late 1800s. It's a little the worse for wear these days. Litter and graffiti are clearly challenges for the city. Still, the architecture is beautiful and the streets are filled with happy pedestrians and gelateria, so I'm in favor.
I saw the famous ...
... a fantasy ballet/ musical that included some Cirque du Soleil type acrobatics. All good... PS As I have no photos today, I attach samples of 'towel art', an integral part of cruising culture. Each night when your steward turns down the covers, he leaves chocolates and a piece of towel art!! So if origami is ho-hum for you, this art-form could be the challenge you need. They even sell the Holland America Towel Art Book. (Seriously! This is not a ...