Excelsior Grand Hotel

Address: Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, Catania, Sicily, 95129, Italy | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Borgo-Sanzio area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Catania's Street Market.
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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

    ... motor bike. Similarly, all couples HAD to have the BIG wedding - and most families were living on borrowed money. Keeping up appearances - whilst perhaps a charming feature of their culture - had lead to an economic disaster that not only Sicily, but a lot of Europe was drowning in. When we asked how young unemployed people cope, he explained that the extended families just pitch in to look after each other "It is the Sicilian Way..." he ...

    Taormina to Catania!

    A travel blog entry by brooklyn85 on Jan 21, 2014

    10 photos

    ... found it wonderfully scary. At one point she asked "aren't you scared something might happen to you?" I giggled a little, recognizing the seriousness of it all but answered "I cling to my stuff and keep both eyes on my stuff at all times. But really the major source of protection I have is prayer." She smiled.

    She was helping me catch my bus. Soon a group of girls came over. They were infatuated with 'the americana.' Haha. These girls were probably middle-school ...

    Sicily's Active Volcano

    A travel blog entry by maryandjeff on Aug 12, 2012

    29 photos

    ... flowed burning everything in its path. However Mother Nature is a forgiving soul and what was once lost and dead is now slowly being reborn. Within the patches of burnt ground, I saw new vegetation taking root. At the top of Mount Etna there was an eerie sense of tranquility despite the number of tourists who were climbing on top of the piles of burnt ash and rocks. I enjoyed looking out at the countryside that has been defined by ...

    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 ...