Grand Hotel Yachting Palace

Piazza Marinai d'Italia 7/9 , Riposto, Province of Catania, Sicily, 95018 , Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Riposto

ETNALAND!!!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... attached to toilets; and access to loungers and umbrellas, near said activities, but at a cost...... a price you are more than willing to pay, I might add, after surveying the alternative.

We identified the most central lounging area and Paolo went off to pay for them; when I say them, I mean lounger 1, 2 and 3, which is what it said on our ticket, and where we were expected to lounge. This was made very clear to me when, 5 minutes after ...

No country for old women

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... that gather in the evenings, here and in other towns we have visited. They sit and chat amongst themselves, raucously greeting newcomers with kisses and back-beating hugs and ogling women that pass by. They are wonderful to watch, but I'm curious...... Where are all the old women? At home, cooking? Looking after grandchildren? Run off with the pool boy? Swimming with the ...

Castles and pistachios.....

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... around, especially Mt Etna. We went for lunch at Sine Tempore, which I found a little snooty and definitely didn't offer the the best pasta: Lia had veal a la limone, Nuka the Sine Tempore which had wild mushrooms, Paolo had a pasta that included fresh tomatoes and I had the Norma.

Using our our newfound energy, we made it back to our car and set off for Bronte, home of the pistachio. The GPS put our time of arrival at 3.30pm, perfectly timed to ...

Naples to Catania

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

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... the ampi theatre and some gorgeous buildings. We sat and had a coffee and then started walking again and around another corner was the biggest markets we have ever seen. It just kept going and going and going. From new and used clothes, jewellery, shoes, leather goods, bathers, electronics, toys, hats and fruit and vegetables. It was amazing. As we kept walking we came across old churches and beautiful buildings and just enjoyed it so much. ...

Etna Mare

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... owners, Amelio and Maria, are such wonderful, accommodating people that we saw a lot of over the week, dropping off wine, olive oil, newly laid eggs and honey.....

Every other evening Lia and I would go fruit picking below the cottage: lemons, oranges, cherries, apricots and sour little apples.....

We had a fabulous week at this peaceful retreat, which was so different from anything else we have ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Piazza Marinai d'Italia 7/9 , Riposto, is near Museum of Childhood (Museo del Giocattolo).
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