Grand Hotel Faraglioni
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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For the last few days we have had a magnificent view of Mt Etna from our camper and like Mt Taranaki, Mt Fuji and similar cone shaped mountains it is often hidden by cloud cover.
We woke to find only a whisker of cloud at the top and decided today is the day to visit some 35km away. We took the motorway for about 15km then the rest of the way was through villages with one way streets. It was Saturday so ...
... room with spectacular views from the balcony along the bay and to Mt Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. Unfortunately the trip Rob and I booked to get closer to Mt Etna didn't eventuate the next day, (it seems there were mixed massages about where to pick us up). But we still had a great day having a look at more of Taorima, and the views of Mt Etna were very clear from where we ...
... wealthy Benedictine monastery of Catania figured out what was happening in time to enlist enough of the townspeople to build a diversion wall around the monastery which protected it from destruction. How is it possible they were able to save their building but not the 12,000 poor souls who perished in what must have been hell on earth? Perhaps a little monk-ey business. Anyway, the monks probably got what was coming to them when they were ...
First impressions of Sicily weren't very positive as we assumed the metered taxi would charge us the correct fair, but it was at least double what what it should have been, and the drive to the hotel wasn't impressive. Fortunately things got better. The city has some beautiful buildings, although it can take a bit of adjusting to the dark grey lava stone, which is an abundant building material provided by the still ...
... where we tasted honey of various flavours, olives, oil, wine, lemoncello and pesto. Back to the hotel for a rest, catching up with emails, Facebook etc. walked to the beach for some time in the sun near one of the huge hotels on the beach. Dinner at s nearby restaurant - pizza seafood and salad, Peter had a canoli on the way ...