Il Principe Hotel
Travel Blogs from Catania
On Friday I came back to Catania, mainly as a link to get to Naples, and partly because I wanted to be in the town for the weekend, and see it from a slightly different point of view than last time.
The place I am staying in is more like a b&b than a hostel, which has gone through some refurbishment meaning that there is no use of a kitchen, or laundry and no breakfast unless I pay a little extra. The room was comfy enough though and the staff are lovely.
... set high on a mountain, Mt Tauro, and also goes down to the sea! It is a beautiful coast line. There is a cable car that takes you up and down if you wish.
We spent our time wandering the town
and seeing the Greek theatre, still in use,
the Roman odeon (1st C AD) behind St. Catherine's Church,
the Roman baths, the many squares and churches
and the beautiful public gardens where ...
... seems a bit of sport to the bus drivers and most defiantly a game of chicken, the buses, with their size bully the cars. Think Great Ocean road, reduce the width by a third and ten fold the degree of difficulty. By the way the views are to die for!! Meet the train at Salerno, this is now going to take most of the day as we are to travel right the way down to the bottom of Italy right along the coast. I catch up with my words as have been busy creating them in a ...
Finally we have arrived in Catania, after dodging around it for the last nine days, we have entered the city for the time, and, I have been again stunned. It is nit what I expected. It is a beautiful city, almost like a mini Roma, clean, vibrant and hundreds of old buildings in magnificent condition. We checked in at the Europa Centrale Hotel which is right on the Piazza ...
... again at Tusa. On the way to Cefalu, we stooped gain at Milazzo, and had a cup of coffee and some buns. Disaster tonight though, when we discovered we were supposed to be in Catania today at the hotel and also we had to return the hire car. I asked Alfio to ring the hotel and smooth it over with them, just the hire car to worry about ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility