Hotel Il Gelso Bianco
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... retreat and holiday time here. Today it is one of the most visited vacation resorts in Sicily for both international and local tourists.
Sunshine tried hard to penetrate the heavy storm laden clouds as we strolled through the picturesque old town of Taormina. Carmelo had provided us with a thorough briefing on the old city before dropping us off at the Porta Messina (Messina Gate) for a couple of hours to wander freely on our own ...
... is head, and most of his body for that matter, out the window, kind of like a breed of chainsmoking dog. He was loving life though, and admittedly, was actually pretty talented.
Anyway, by the time we arrived at Catania, I had lost most of my hair, gained 5 kgs and had developed a chronic eye twitch.
The next day I climbed Mt Etna. not going to lie, it was ******* hard.
Picture this, blizardous winds, minus temperatures, ...
... fee to walk around this tiny little Island. Rip Off!
King Ferdinand l of the Two Sicilies gifted the island to the nearby town of Taormina in 1806. The island was then bought from the town by a Ms. Trevelyan, who built a small house facing the sea and imported exotic plants, which thrived in the Mediterranean climate. Subsequent owners kept up the island, until the owner went bankrupt, and auctioned the island in 1990. The island had ...
... meaning bath and al Saqquah dating back to the cult of the Syrian god "Shai al Quaaum". Could it be that my descendant are a mixture of Spanish and Arabic on my Grandfather's (Rosario Sciacca) side of the family.
In the afternoon Ottavio had spend sometime with me going over the computer.
In the evening Saro's cousin and his family arrived for a casual dinner alfresco style in their court yard.
... and so I would return to bask in the sun. An easy Barbecue lunch followed by Tiramisu and the remaining afternoon was an enjoyable card playing experience, playing Briscola and Scorpa. Two popular card games taught by Father and Grandfather whilst I was growing up. There was one change to the game that was new to myself, that was that we were now playing with five cards instead ...