Travel Blogs from Messina
Another very early start saw me and a half-asleep Claire waiting outside a nearby hotel for our only planned activity of this holiday - a day trip to the nearby island of Sicily. After a little confusion due to miscommunication between the company's London office (whom we booked with) and Malta, we were soon aboard the catamaran 'Jean de la Vallette' and ready for the 90 minute crossing to Pozzallo on the south-east coast of Sicily (our geography of the ...
Early start to the day - 7.30am. Etna revealed herself in all her glory this morning. The rain yesterday must have cleared the haze.
While we can see Mount Etna from the hotel in Taormina, it was an hour and a half drive to get to the base of the mountain. From there we caught the cable car up to 2,500 metres (above sea level) on the southern slope of the mountain - considered the safest side even ...
The hotel is in a great location with an unimpeded view of Mt Etna. Well it would be if the haze ever chose to lift. At best, you can only see a very faint outline of the volcano. However, I don't have the privilege of this view as the view from my room is that of a church - wouldn't you know it!
Free day today. Spent a very pleasant couple of hours at the ...
Drove to the toe of Italy to catch the ferry across to Sicily; arriving in Taormina about 4.00pm - enough time to look around the town before dinner. This is a very pretty town and I'm sure I'll enjoy my 4 night's stay.
Dinner in the hotel tonight. First meal I've had in a hotel and I hope the last. The pork chop was as tough as an old boot but the vegetable soup (entre) was very ...
... br> Company: Wind Start Cruise Line
Guest capacity: 310 double occupancy
Except when in port, Wind Surf has an open Bridge policy. For nautical types, it’s great to be able to inspect all the instrumentation and see the radar and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed