Villa Cibele

Via Marletta 17/b, Catania, Sicily, 95123, Italy | 4 star hotel
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ETNALAND!!!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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So we finally capitulated and made the 2-hour trip to Etnaland, which is in the middle of nowhere, to the left of Catania.

We arrived at the advertised opening time of 9.30, but were pipped at the post by a hundred or so eager teens and Tweens and their parents...... It's gonna be a loooonnnnnnggggg day, I thought.

Italians have a sophisticated attitude to swimming and water-related activities: access to change rooms, at no cost, which ...

No country for old women

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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So, we had planned to go to Etnaland today, home of water slides and rides, which the girls had been counting down the sleeps for, bit some bad behaviour put paid to that, I'm afraid!

Instead, we opted for a more low key day and headed to the beach at Fiumefreddo, about 8km down the road. The beach itself was quite rocky, and the water really cold, but we had a nice time ...

Castles and pistachios.....

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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... paste, which is white Nutella, mixed with ground pistachios..... Say no more......

On the way home, we stopped and bought the most magnificent strawberries, so, if a place is famous for something, for goodness sake, don't expect to buy it there..... Go somewhere else!

A side note: Sicilians are fascinated with french fries, they order them as a side with their pizza, on their pizza and inside pastry with a sausage.....patatine everywhere

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Naples to Catania

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

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... the ampi theatre and some gorgeous buildings. We sat and had a coffee and then started walking again and around another corner was the biggest markets we have ever seen. It just kept going and going and going. From new and used clothes, jewellery, shoes, leather goods, bathers, electronics, toys, hats and fruit and vegetables. It was amazing. As we kept walking we came across old churches and beautiful buildings and just enjoyed it so much. ...

Pit Stop in Paradiso

A travel blog entry by schipper

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... I was talking to a good friend of mine here who told me that she and a buddy were renting a car and driving through Sicily. She asked me if I wanted to come along. Even though I only had a couple days to spare, OF COURSE I SAID YES!! I flew to Catania where they picked me up and then we stayed in Taormina on an amazing beach named Nexos Beach. It was one of the first places that they Ancient Greeks occupied when they landed in Sicily. And I can see why! It is ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Cibali area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Etna Experience, Duomo di Catania, and Castello Ursino & Museo Civico.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good