Excelsior Grand Hotel

Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, Catania, Sicily, 95129, Italy | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Catania

Next stop: Kamarina and rural southern Sicily

A travel blog entry by gparadis2004

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We said "good-bye" to the amazing city of La Vallette, Malta, and headed by the Virtu Ferry to Pozzallo, Sicily. The view from the ferry as we pushed away was truly stunning as we took in our last glimpses of the fortress, towers and Churches of this city that stole our hearts.

The Ferry was top notch, so modern, comfortable and swift. We …

Sicily with Lidia

A travel blog entry by hambone5000

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In November, 2007 I was invited by Alitalia Airlines to attend an educational program in Sicily and earn the designation of Sicily Sales Specialist. Aside from visiting highlights in Palermo, Agrigento and Taormina, I had the opportunity of meeting and dining with Lidia Bastianich (of PBS fame). I wanted to get this up right away, so I posted a …

Return to Catania and Etna

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

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... br> I decided to take the little tourist train that shows the highlights of the city centre, most of which I had already seen, but it was good to get the background info on some of the sights.

So today was a massive highlight, and well worth the money that I hadn't been prepared to spend on my first visit to Catania. ETNA!

The tour was 6 of us with a guide, so there was me, a Romanian couple and a trio of Germans. The guide was a local who was ...

Taormina made our day

A travel blog entry by petkatravels

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... to go, "mountains to climb" and sights to see here and it would be worth coming back to visit especially Capo Taormina, Isola Bella, Capo Sant'Andrea, and the route north to Messina and further up the mountain from Taormina, and Taormina itself again.Am very tired today and a little unwell, started to lose my voice, but maybe it will not get worse. Can feel the ship leaving so will sign off. Going to have ...

Catania - at last

A travel blog entry by cnsilvestro

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... the middle of the city, and took a walk to the famous Catania markets. These are the biggest we've seen yet, they must cover three or four city blocks, huge... As usual though, everything tends to shut down around 1pm, so we headed back to the hotel for our own siesta. At around 7pm we ventured out again and found a nice Trattoria for dinner overlooking another quaint ...

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located in the Borgo-Sanzio area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Palazzo Biscari.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good