Hotel Gresi

Address: Via Pacini 28, Catania, Sicily, 95131, Italy | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Centro Catania area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Catania's Street Market.
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    Travel Blogs from Catania

    Under the Spell of Mt Etna

    A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 05, 2014

    31 photos

    ... the 18th century a popular retreat for European aristocrats and an oasis for the artistic elite.

    Later Taormina became the "escapade home" for celebrities, artists and authors. Authors J W Goethe, D H Lawrence, John Steinbeck, Guy de Maupassant, Andre Gide and Oscar Wilde; artists Paul Klee and Gustav Klimt and actors and film producers such as Tyrone Power, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck and Woody Allen ...


    A travel blog entry by la-bella-vita on Jan 23, 2014

    ... slipping off it and you hopelessly slide around its skin for a few laps.

    After Palermo I went east across Sicily via bus to Catania, a city at the base of Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and still frequently active (as it is tonight!! Exciting!!!).
    The bus trip from Palermo to Catania was pure madness. The chain smoking driver was either pulling over every two seconds for a durry, or, alternatively, swerving oncoming traffic ...

    From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

    2 comments, 9 photos

    ... island near Taomina and is Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, and was a private property until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature reserve. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The island has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers. After lunch Federica, Vera and I crossed the narrow path to the Island paying ...

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

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

    6 photos

    ... To think my mother Salvatice gave all this up to move to Australia, met my father, Sebastian Pulvirenti, married the love of her life, settled and gave birth to four children.

    Whilst here in Sicily, I discovered that there is a town called Sciacca, which is also my Mother's maiden name. Sciacca (Greek; Θέρμαι; Latin) means Thermal Spa or 'ex aqua' or in Arabic it comes from ...

    Swimming in the Ionian Sea

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 15, 2011

    3 photos

    After a good nights rest I woken up to a breakfast of Granita and Brioche. I believe it has been the staple diet for the whole time I have been in Sicily. The day was enjoyed relaxing by the waters of the Ionian sea and as well the frequent dips. The Mediterranean water are quite warm, but under currents which thrust into the water are freezing. After a while those shots of icy water ...