Aldebaran Family Hotel
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- Smoking rooms available
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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After breakfast we loaded the car and headed toward the Riserva Naturale Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari, a nature preserve of extensive wetlands, rocky shoreline and beaches punctuated with the ruins of an old tuna processing plant and even older Roman coastal observation tower. We had heard the flamingoes had arrived on their annual transit through the area and were hoping to see them and ...
... every so often, build dikes and dams so we can keep our feet dry. The fish won't like it much, but why do you think God invented factory trawlers?
The Sicilian Way to Build a City: Build it on top of a hill, idiota. Farmland is for food. What, you don't like to eat? You mama droppa you onna you head?
The Right Way to Elect your Leaders: Don't get me started.
... supplies and then finding a scenic little spot to enjoy our lunch.
We arrived in Noto late afternoon, checked onto our B&B, and wandered through the town. Like most of the towns and cities in southeastern Sicily, Noto was destroyed by the huge earthquake of 1693. It was rebuilt in the baroque architectural style popular at the time, using the ...
... one upon the other. Diocletian's Ear, named by Caravaggio for its shape and auditory characteristics is a man-excavated cave said to have played host to Diocletian's political prisoners during the 4th century BC. Another of these "caves" excavated nearly 2500 years ago was, due to its advantageous length and humidity, used as a rope-making factory up until the widespread adoption of synthetic rope in the 1950's. Very impressive.
As we ...
I am still amazed and in awe of what civilisations of thousands of years ago built, and that so many still remain. In Siracusa there was an archaeological area which was a quarry for stone for buildong, probably from about 3000 years ago. It was a closed quarry which collapsed in an earthquake so what we see today is as if the roof collapsed. There was also an amphitheatre, ...