Grand Hotel Minareto
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SEPT. 16 - PHOTOS UPDATED. When we planned the trip we double booked Sept 10, not knowing whether we would need the extra night in Agrigento or Siracusa. We chose to spend two nights in Agrigento and, in hindsight, we could have used the extra day to explore Siracusa, Catania and Taormina. Realizing that our remaining time in Sicily was short, we were up early today and on our the road. Instead of the leisurely drive ...
... cave and sing while others listen from the mouth of the cave. Tony and a few others in our group volunteered to do this, but the only song they all knew the words to was Jingle Bells, which wasn't the best choice. Although the sound carried nicely, it didn't quite fit the setting.
After the Latumia, we went to the amphitheater from 200 AD. Sarcophagi which were salvaged from road building nearby were moved to the park and placed near ...
... apartment 423. Certainly it’s another way to travel and see the world!
We found the ticket office for INDA, the Greek Theatre that is having a production here of Antigone tonight. Valeria helps us choose good seats in the ancient Greek Ampitheatre. Wait to you see the photos that I’m sure will show how she radiates from the inside out.
We realize that we’re not going to be eating dinner until 9:30 tonight after ...
... got the drift of the story (the quest for lovely Angelica and fighting off the Moors) and enjoyed both the spectacle and the skill of the puppeteers. On Monday we walked a couple of kilometres to Siracusa's archaeological park and viewed the Greek theatre (still in use), the Roman amphitheatre, a 'street' of caves made for the dead and a huge quarry site where much of the limestone used for the local buildings was hewn.
On Tuesday we head to Rome for the last three days of our ...
... with the third ingredient: cheese, anchovies, sliced prosciutto, arugula added at the last minute. eggplant. But you don't see our typical american supreme pizzas.
Pizza and some pastas reflect their origins in La Cucina Povera (Poor People's Food) but they also reflect the long standing social and economic divisions on the island. Sicily developed along two lines: baronial splendor and grinding poverty. The noble cuisine was inclined ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility