Grand Hotel Minareto
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... after metre out of my poor children.....
Noto is a very beautiful city with countless churches and campanile, but I'm afraid the touristy element is creeping in a little, which,while inevitable, turns me off a little.
I didn't even bother to look for almonds in Noto! Our experience in Bronte last week taught us that the last place you should look for something is in the city renowned for it..... I saw an amazing amount of pistachio products and ...
... 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 ...
... route to Catania instead of the freeway. Around Liceta the landscape changed to plastic covered market gardens, covered grape vines,wind turbines, fields of solar panels and olive groves. Decided Liceta was a deviation too far so bypassed it and into Gela for coffee.
After Gela the scenery changed again, becomming desolate, deserted, burnt, interspersed with patches ...
... Many places we have seen have had historical earthquakes but the one only occurred in 1990 a bit too recent for comfort.
Fiona and Graeme also took us to dinner to a friend who has built a brand new house complete with all the latest solar technology which I found interesting. Graeme had also set up a DIY solar thermal system which is so successful that he is having problems with excess heat and the water boiling. ...
... towns. We also saw two fires in the fields next to the road one certainly looked as though it was started by a passing motorists cigarette.
During our cross country route we were able to observe Italian driving at it's most jaw dropping. Prior to this trip we were concerned about the driving in Bulgaria and Turkey but both turned out to a bit vague but mostly OK. The Italians however drive like daemons, how do they make Fiat Uno's go ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility