Il Podere Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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We have landed in Catania and jumped in our Fiat Panda. Apparently the driving in Sicily is atrocious but we think we have acquired enough experience in our previous road trips not to worry about it. In the end, the driving skills we have needed were the ones learned in our hometowns; aggressive driving in very narrow streets.
From our short stay in Syracuse, we have concluded there is a booming industry ...
... back to 500 BC, the Christians simply filled in the spaces to create a wall in the early eighteenth century. Therefore, there is a unique baroque facade on this archaic Greek temple. Ateneo writes of this temple's magnificence, referring to the temple’s gold and ivory doors. He even mentions a bronze shield on the pediment. Embedded in the walls of the church today is an inscription: Ecclesia Syracusana prima divi Petri filia prima ...
... preserved in a glass case below a large portrait of them. It was the only building I saw in Sicily that was in any way comparable to the vast beauty of the basilica's we visited in Rome. The architectural design of the building was nearly identical to the churches erected in Rome during the Christian era, and the columns of the once Temple of Athena reflected the same design of the temples created in Ancient ...
St. Mary's in Siracusa, Italy has a history in its walls alone. Each part of the building has its own place in time and culture. The structure has columns still standing that the Greeks originally put up for the temple of the virgin Artemis. The columns are as wide as 4 feet and go back for around 12 columns. This temple covered a large area and would ...
... have everything from your choice of eggs, yoghurt, fresh fruit (platters of passion fruit), croissants, etc etc! Lunch if you're on board is equally amazing with today being a smorgasbord through the galley - seafood, pork, beef, sushi. Just everything imaginable. The dessert table was heaving with a bombe alaska and croquenbuche (neither the iPad nor I can spell this)! Plus heaps more. I'm getting SO fat I'll have to diet for a month when we get ...