Blu Hotel Portorosa

Via Prestipaolo Snc, Furnari, Sicily, 98054, Italy | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Furnari

Taking Taormina

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 25, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

Well, last full day in Sicily, so off to visit the town we have based ourselves at. We are down near the coast, but the old town itself is 200 metres high up a very winding, steep road. It is an old Sicilian town with narrow streets and plenty of shopping, both low and high end. Reason for the high end is that other than airports, it is on of the few places you can buy expensive items without having to pay the VAT if you are a non EC person. Usually you ...

Tuk Tuks in Palermo

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 24, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

After a good nights sleep and a full breakfast, we were well fuelled for our trip to Palermo, which we was 80kms from where we were staying. Uneventful drive until we hit the town itself. Wow, it is hard to get around with numerous one ways streets. We finished down near the sea and stopped to get out a stretch our legs. It would have been hard to drive around Palermo, so kudos to Neil! Whilst we were stretching the legs a bloke called Christian who had a tuk tuk got talking ...

Close Encounters of the Cefalu kind!

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 23, 2014

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Well bloggers, we started a two day adventure to the other side of Sicily (which the girls were so looking forward to...not), with a drive on the autostrade to Messina and on the northern coast of the island. We stopped at a couple of towns that we cannot tell you what they were as they are not on the map and I lost my Sicily book the day before at Mount Etna! The trouble with Sicily is that you need to cover a fair distance to see all it has to offer. There ...

Etna

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 22, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

Early start to make the Ferrovia Circumennea train that goes around Mt Etna. We managed to find the train station thanks to Sue. After seeing us 4 passengers on the platform, we noticed that they pumped extra diesel into the train! At 9 we set off on a 114km journey which took just over 3 hours. The landscape contrasted from market gardens, vines, orchards to waste land of volcanic black basalt. It ...

Sizzling Siracusa

A travel blog entry by 2swans on Jul 21, 2014

1 comment

Well bloggers, today was a hot one in more ways than one. Sicily showed it can dish up some heat...42C it got to today, right about the time we were walking through the ancient ruins at Siracusa. Day started rather late as Neil had a couple of things to attend to, so down towards the south of Sicily we went via the auto strad (freeway). It still took us around 90 minutes to travel some 100 kms (via Catania) to get there. Thank heavens the air con in the Volvo is good, ...

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located on Via Prestipaolo Snc, Furnari, is near Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), Annunziata dei Catalani Church, Museo Regionale, and Fontana di Orione.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent