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... appreciated in performances today; the splendid 15th century Palazzo Corvaia; and the Odeon, a small Imperial Age theater set amidst colorful public gardens.
SICILIAN WINE ROADS
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Tour Code: tam-006
Explore Sicily's historic winemaking tradition during this picturesque half-day visit to the wine region near Mt. Etna.
Sicily is Italy's third most important wine and ...
... to the rocking of the ship the day before she had a mid day rehearsal. So we went into Catania which we had already ventured through when I was cruising with my parents. Rosie and I just shopped a bit, go wifi and ate arranchini's (those amazing rice balls that need to come to North America, they are unreal)
I ended up staying in port for awhile after Rochelle went back to the ...
... lunch). Chiesa di Santa Lucia al Sepolcro has the first Caravaggio painting I've seen outside of a museum, and it's beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. We visit the Duomo which is built on top of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Finally we see Apollo's Temple, built in 600 BC, which seems oddly out of place in the city center.
I'll miss my Italian family! Hope to see you again soon.
... We eventually agree to it and sign all the necessary paperwork but I balk at signing the damage sheet without first seeing the vehicle and am glad that I hesitated. It, like most Sicilian cars has dings in every panel (not joking) and when you see the way they drive, it's really not surprising. He isn't happy when Paul makes a mark on his bit of paper and screws it up and storms off inside. I think he won't hire to us now, which in hindsight, might have been a good thing. Anyway, ...
... the train was loaded on to a ferry and we crossed over to Sicily. This transfer accounted for about one and a half hours. We arrived in Taormina late afternoon.The train arrives at a point well below the town of Taormina so we had a bus trip up the steep road to town. Followed by a walk uphill to our apartment and then 47 steps up to our beautiful apartment.....absolutely knackered. The apartment is all we ...