Gran Bretagna Hotel

Via Savoia 21, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy | Hotel
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Noto, bene!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

7

We woke up a little earlier today to make the hour long trip to Noto, famous for its Baroque architecture, almonds and the gelateria that purportedly makes the best ice-cream in the world! I have to bribe the girls with either the promise of shopping or something nice to eat if I expect them to traipse through Duomo after Duomo, or climb unendingly steep hills in search of castles and mosaics. I cunningly kept the address of Gelateria Costanza until the end of our visit, ...

ETNALAND!!!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

8

So we finally capitulated and made the 2-hour trip to Etnaland, which is in the middle of nowhere, to the left of Catania.

We arrived at the advertised opening time of 9.30, but were pipped at the post by a hundred or so eager teens and Tweens and their parents...... It's gonna be a loooonnnnnnggggg day, I thought.

Italians have a sophisticated attitude to swimming and water-related activities: access to change rooms, at no cost, which ...

Catania to Ragusa

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

34

After an early start and a lovely breakfast, we set out in a very comfortable tour bus for Siracusa. We visited the archaelogical area including the famous Dyionisios "Ear". This site has the third largest roman arena in Italy behind the colloseum in Rome and the arena in Verona. We visited a huge quarry from which a lot of the stone had been sourced for Greek and Roman structures in the area. The quarry is now ...

Naples to Catania

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

12

... we came back to the hotel and Phillip had a rest and I went shopping for some shorts. I enjoyed looking at the shops for a little while but most things were very expensive but I did find a pair of 3/4 pants for only $25 so was pleased. Then I too came back for a rest before we meet the tour director and the people we will be touring Sicily with. At 7.00pm we met in the hotel lounge to meet the tour director and the people on our tour. ...

To Catania and the volcano

A travel blog entry by marcusfs

... with a mysterious woman staring at our luggage p.s. Raining cats and dogs On board on the Trinacria by tttlines and it is magnificent as it has a bathroom in the room Chat a while eat something nice view drink wine and gap Btw saw the volcano parco regionale dell'etna Best sleep in Europe so ...

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