Hotel La Pineta
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... everywhere you look -- from the medieval, cobble-stoned streets, the chiesas (churches) and castles, ceramics and arts, to the mountains and sea!
Food, conference, accommodation all included in my 500Euros registration for the week. The food was a pleasant surprise -- each one a two-course meal of local cuisine with different restaurants. I love seafood and there's no shortage in Sicily!
... of the temple.
I suffer information overload from the rich historical background shared by the guide. Or perhaps I was too distracted taking photos of the amazing structures by the sea... and just soaking it all in in whatever solitude I find away from the crowd. It is quite an experience being in monuments built more than two thousand years ago and still standing strong and proud.
Just a short walk and swim as off to Marsala on the west coast. Wine country.
Driving along the autostrada, went through several tunnels with no lights. Quite a strange sensation. Budget or maintenance ? Never mind, the Oleanders lining and dividing the autostrada were magnificent. Glorious shades of pink reaching to the skies. Unfortunately, never a good moment to request a photo ...
I knew it would be cold out on the water but I regretted not taking my jacket (only had a cardigan) and regretted wearing sandals instead of boots. I had expected a boat with a cabin as well as being able to get out on deck. Instead we got a twin-hull boat with no cabin but a canopy over the deck that the wind rushed through. The cruise lasted 3 hours and by the second hour I was asking myself, "Are we there yet?". I'd had enough after ...
... have a choice of bus... The views walking along were awesome, and heightened the sense of adventure... Till i got to a crossroads and had no idea which way to go! Luckily I flagged down a car and was able to check with them. I wasn't successful finding anybody going in my direction till I got onto the autostrada (motorway), where there was an old guy setting up a stall and called me over to ask where I was going... When he gave me a proposition to join ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet