Travel Blogs from Messina
... to the nearest watering hole - Cafe Aloha - coffee and cakes for some, beer for guess who and a croissant from my favourite patron for me. We meet an English speaking Italian who explains the reasons behind the quietness of Piazza Umberto. Nobody, in their right mind, ventures out before 12.45 am for fear of their lives. The loud fireworks at midnight were shotguns being fired willy nilly into the air. I know what you're thinking "Hey, you're a gun dog!!" Sicilians ...
... there is no sign of my train. I continuously checked the written board to make sure I wasn't crazy.. It all matched so where on earth was my train? I approached a stranger and tried forming sentences in italian that would make sense. He realized what I meant and also checked the boards.. he was confused as well and went to information for me. (It's a bit hard going up and down stairs with a heavy suitcase..) He came back and tried explaining it wasn't coming but that to get to ...
... both sides of the main pedestrian mall are lined with red carpet for x-mas and all the lights and shops are ready for the big day. The premier tourist attraction is the Teatro Greco which dates back to the Hellenistic period, 3rd century B.C. Originally it was built for theatre
performances and musical shows until the Romans restructured a few things in the 3rd century A.D. and made it into an amphitheatre for ...
... open – the shops all close till 4 for a Siesta – this is Italy after all - to buy some postcards and it was then time to head back to the ship.
The theme on the boat tonight was Italy and we were encouraged to dress up in red, white and green. Keith and Giva and I had managed to buy red hats at the souvenir shop, and I had my lycra green sunshirt, so we scrubbed up well and got a round of applause from our table. The tables were ...
... bar," a cocktail bar specializing in unique, high-quality ingredients. I had a drink called a "Tanned Russian" which was delicious - essentially, if a piña colada was a martini, this would be it. Matt had a mojito-like drink which was also great. We will be back there! Since we'd started our cruise in a specialty restaurant (QSine!) this was our first night in the main dining room. We found our table for two, and then enjoyed a delicious meal accompanied by ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed