Grand Hotel De La Ville

Umberto Zanotti Bianco, 9, Villa San Giovanni, Calabria, 89018, Italy | 1 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Villa San Giovanni

Pit Stop in Paradiso

A travel blog entry by schipper

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Hi y'all,

When I was making my summer plans over the spring months, I of course wanted to include some relaxing beach time. I made plans to go with a friend to Mykonos in early July and figured that would suffice (in addition to weekly trips to Santa Severa beach outside Rome). Something that I was also planned for the summer was to visit in old teaching buddy who now lives in Zurich. Was going to do that a few days after Madrid.

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Guest Blog - Adam Love

A travel blog entry by cflove

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... ourselves into hiding already.

Yet it did mean we were ideally placed to witness Etna's eruption. Passing the binoculars quickly between us we gaped as the volcano spat forth huge glowing lumps of lava into dark night sky. A stream of molten magma, visible with the naked eye, snaking down the hillside.

The rest of the week has been spent lounging around the poolside, and on the odd ...

A week with the family

A travel blog entry by cflove

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... is beginning to lose it's appeal. Last night we joined a large crowd at a bar in town and watched the defeat of England by Uruguay in the World Cup; depressed boys on the way home I'm afraid.

Culturally it's been a quiet week but we did drive down to Syracusa, the ancient Greek city, to see the sites. Apart from a decent theatre and amphitheatre they had a very odd and huge cave system. One cave was called the "Ear of Dionysius", because it's ...

Happy Birthday me!!!!

A travel blog entry by cflove

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... a piece of luck. My sons claim they arranged it for my birthday. We are planning to go up but wonder if we will be allowed if it's so active, I can hear it rumbling as I type this.

if you want better shots see: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/cu rrent-activity.html

We all went in to Taormina yesterday and had a birthday lunch, very nice. Only hassle ...

Italian Job

A travel blog entry by daddyofay

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... Napoli was dirty looking also. Got to Rome and found a hotel next to the Vatican wall. Kathy, Monty and I went into the Vatican. It was so busy, even an hour before closing. $16 euro each OMG the Pope must make a fortune. The multiple museums, the cistine chapel, the 16 other chapels, sculptures taken from around the world it was simply astonishing. If they sold it all it would feed the worlds starving 10 times over. The Vatican is somewhere I ...

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This 1 star hotel, located on Umberto Zanotti Bianco, 9, Villa San Giovanni, is near Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), Annunziata dei Catalani Church, Museo Regionale, and Fontana di Orione.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good