Excelsior Grand Hotel

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

ETNALAND!!!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... there before...... the soles of our feet were raw by the end of the day!!

Lia had an absolute ball - she'd been counting down sleeps for months.... Nuka also had a blast but seemed to wane in the middle of the day, she's developed some sort of allergy and has a rash all over her face.... Being in the sun all day hasn't helped I'm afraid.....

It's our last night at Etna Mare, sadly, tomorrow we pack up and head South......


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No country for old women

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... that gather in the evenings, here and in other towns we have visited. They sit and chat amongst themselves, raucously greeting newcomers with kisses and back-beating hugs and ogling women that pass by. They are wonderful to watch, but I'm curious...... Where are all the old women? At home, cooking? Looking after grandchildren? Run off with the pool boy? Swimming with the ...

Castles and pistachios.....

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... a wee, paid for by 4 gelati...... Phew!

A Google search while we waited for the town to rise from her slumber, did not reveal any pistachio shops / wholesalers, but the bartender told us about a place near the church. We searched again without success in the most suffocating heat, and were saved by a lovely lady who directed us to a pasticceria that specialised in pistachio products. We bought a few pastries, but the highlight of the trip was ...

Naples to Catania

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

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... about 22 people altogether and 13 of them were Australians. We then went to the hotel restaurant and had a beautiful 3 course dinner with everyone. The first course was pasta meatballs extremely delicious. The second course was a veal roll with a spinach roll coated in almonds and this to was delicious followed by fruit salad. We had an enjoyable evening getting to know some of the people. Off to bed now as we have to be up at 6.15am tomorrow. ...

Pit Stop in Paradiso

A travel blog entry by schipper

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... I was talking to a good friend of mine here who told me that she and a buddy were renting a car and driving through Sicily. She asked me if I wanted to come along. Even though I only had a couple days to spare, OF COURSE I SAID YES!! I flew to Catania where they picked me up and then we stayed in Taormina on an amazing beach named Nexos Beach. It was one of the first places that they Ancient Greeks occupied when they landed in Sicily. And I can see why! It is ...

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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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