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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 We walk up to the crater and the landscape is so barren, practically nothing grows here. Because of the low cloud, there isn't even a view of Catania below. We don't stay long at all. I had been looking forward to seeing Etna, but now I wonder why. Even Marty is unimpressed and it doesn't take much to please him. We get back in the car and I'm all for heading back and calling it quits, but Paul wants to push onto a small town at the other end of the island, about fifty kms away. I ...
... it would be.Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large lounge area, well stocked kitchen and the highlight, a terrace with views to the sea and harbour in front and views to Mount Etna on the right.The lady who met us at the apartment spoke no English but spent 20 minutes giving us a run down on how things worked. We worked out some of it. Taormina is an almost perfectly preserved medieval town sitting high on ...