Aldebaran Family Hotel
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... When I arrived the hostel guy recommended where to go for the nightlife. One of the places was also a hostel and was really tucked away but close to the main duomo. I stopped there for a mocktail, and the snack they brought with it was more like a starter. Yummy!
After a while i ordered a real starter with another drink and a random bloke, maybe in his 50's asked if he could join me as there were no more tables. He ordered a beer and some bread and oil... Only ...
... Almost as soon as I arrived, I wandered down the road to Ortigia, which is a lovely little island, using the map which the hostel had annotated with reccomendations for all the best places to eat, snack, drink or buy food from... Including where to find the best aranchina and the best gelato, which of course I had to try!
The first thing you get to in Ortigia is the temple of Apollo, which is apparently the ...
... to be maintained. The gardens are beautiful.
Again the geraniums are wonderful so I must include some photos.
We sampled yummy cannoli from the gorgeous Pasticceria D'Amore shop and equally delicious aranci, from L'Arco. We felt we could not be in such a gorgeous village in Sicily without tasting something Sicilian.Two quick showers of rain today, but we were lucky to have a fine day overall. There ...
... the trains actually float in this neck of the woods - well yes sort of. We get off the train and now are up on the deck of a ferry for the crossing of the Strait of Messina. Half an hour later we are dragged back out in the train, linked up again to be back on our way. Final destination is Catania Sicily. To get this far we have been in travel mode nigh on ten hours. We fill in a little time then go for a sightseeing tour of the main city area then onto the ...
Finally we have arrived in Catania, after dodging around it for the last nine days, we have entered the city for the time, and, I have been again stunned. It is nit what I expected. It is a beautiful city, almost like a mini Roma, clean, vibrant and hundreds of old buildings in magnificent condition. We checked in at the Europa Centrale Hotel which is right on the Piazza ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed