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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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After a few weeks in Sicily I'm starting to figure a few things out. It's becoming clear that there is a Right Way to do things (aka, the "American Way"), and then there is the Sicilian Way. Here are a few examples.
The Right Way to buy Fruits and Vegetables: Walk into the supermarket. If it's November then it's the perfect time to buy some asparagus because you'll be helping the ...
... gearbox and properly spaced foot-pedals, making redlining and gear-shifting on the tight and steep roads pure joy). But hey, the freedom thing still applies.
And the countryside is gorgeous. Much of Sicily is very rugged terrain, whether along the shoreline or far inland. We traveled the narrow, steep and windy roads, stopping in the little villages ...
... come back in an hour or so to get one for ourselves. We made it about 40 meters before we both simultaneously realized that it would be too risky to wait (we'd been burned by midday siesta closures already) so we went strait back and got in line. Got our sandwich, bought a bottle of wine and took it back to the rooftop terrace of our B&B for lunch. Fantastic.
One of the more unusual and interesting sites in Ortigia is the Casa Bianca ...
... phone and I using mine, he asked where we were going and when the ten minutes stretched towards twenty, he suggested we take the bus rather than walk. Sounded like a good idea, so when the rain finally slowed a bit we said goodbye and headed for the large bus stand we had passed on our way into town a few days earlier. As we were searching for the specific bus we needed, a gentleman asked if we needed a taxi. We gratefully said yes and hopped ...
I will miss the very laid back lifestyle of the Aeolian Islands. The next destination is Catania, Sicily. Its a ferry ride from Lipari to Milazzo. Bus from Milazzo to Messina, then another bus to Catania.
The road from Messina to Catania hugs the coast, very nice and green but it seems you spend a lot of time in tunnels.
Catania is a rather interesting and fascinating place. It is full of cathedrals and churches, Roman ruins and some wonderful architecture. It is like a ...