Jolly Aretusa Palace Hotel
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... day the water is a turquoise colour.
We drove into Giardini Naxos which is a really lovely port before heading up to Castemola. En route Christian took us to his friend’s restaurant/villa called Toutva. The views were spectacular. We asked if we could see the accommodation and were taken upstairs. The views were even better from up here. Rooms were very nicely furnished as were the gardens.
... where Archimedes discovered displacement of water (eureka!) and, if memory serves me correctly, marine cement was first used/invented, Orytigia is a charming old sea-side town. we visited several piazzas and chiesas, including the cathedral/duomo, as well as the old fortress at the outer tip of the island. We also walked the promenade near the port at sunset. Perhaps most impressive aspect of old Siracusa/Orytigia ...
Today was a much needed relaxing day at sea. We laid in the sun and recharged our batteries after going non stop the past few days. Tonight is formal night so we are all dressed for photos, dinner in the steak restaurant and a great bottle of 2005 Opus One. After dinner we went to the casino in tuxedoes and gowns looking for James Bond and a Baccarat table. Only found 3 card poker and black jack. Broke even for the evening and off to bed. Tomorrow is ...
... that tempted me here for a purchase until we entered the Centro Commeciale where I purchased a t/shirt and cap. We visited the Voda Phone shop so that I could understand why my phone was out of service and would you believe all I had to do was reboot! There was still one more thing I had to do before I activated the Internet and that cost me a further €5.00. Well it is up and running now, so if my cousins need to contact me they can. We returned to Acireale and Piña organized ...
... on the map, and head to the bus station.
I walk to the bus terminal dragging my suitcase across cobbles, and believe me, in this heat and the state of the roads, it's quite a mission. But little do I know a pleasant surprise is in store for me. So I'm awaiting my bus and standing at the snack kiosk, and the older gentlemen beckons for me to sit around the back in the shade...then about 15 min later when ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking