Grande Albergo dell'Etna

Address: Via V. Veneto 2, 16039 , Catania, Sicily, 95030 , Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Ragalna area of Catania, is near Mount Etna.
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Mount Etna

A travel blog entry by bruce-abernethy on Sep 19, 2014

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... of the many craters near the top. We were particularly impressed that ours was smoking. Up on the rim of the crater, the wind was howling. It was so strong that the strap on my backpack kept whipping me in the face. I would have tucked it under something if Flynn would let go of my hand. I think that we were both nervous that he was going to be blown off the mountain. Regardless, the views were marvellous from the top. Piling in from the coast, ...

Day 11: The Sea, Tomatoes and Farewells!

A travel blog entry by journeyer on Jun 10, 2013

164 photos

... person to 17E per person. Harvey had negotiated with another captain but he would not go below 25E and we had read on TripAdvisor that around 15E seemed to be a reasonable price. There were two others from Argentina who joined us.

In a colorfully painted boat, Roberto took us along the shore line on the smooth calm water past rock formations covered with cactus, many hotels and views of Castelmola, Godfather filming sites (the filming was ...

The Lady

A travel blog entry by tomandscherie on Oct 21, 2011

118 photos

... by lovers as a symbol of the love never to be unlocked apparently they put the padlock on the pole and throw away the key, this is also done on a bridge over the River Rhine in Koln, and last but not least up to Mt Etna and we were able to walk around several old craters. A totally awesome experience. Very evident the damage from the last major lava flow that basically wiped out the viewing area and interesting to see the different colours ...

From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

2 comments, 9 photos

... fee to walk around this tiny little Island. Rip Off!

King Ferdinand l of the Two Sicilies gifted the island to the nearby town of Taormina in 1806. The island was then bought from the town by a Ms. Trevelyan, who built a small house facing the sea and imported exotic plants, which thrived in the Mediterranean climate. Subsequent owners kept up the island, until the owner went bankrupt, and auctioned the island in 1990. The island had ...

To Shop or Not To Shop, That is the Question!

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

6 photos

... walk around Acireale to digest the beautiful lunch Zia had made whilst the others took a cat nap.

According to tradition, the Acireale's origins trace back to Xiphonia, a mysterious Greek city now completely disappeared. In Roman times, there existed another Greek town, Akis, which was involved in the Punic Wars.

I love the cobbled Lava stoned streets that give the city of Acirele such ...

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