Jolly Aretusa Palace Hotel

Address: Corso Gelone, 45 - Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, 96100, Italy | 4 star hotel
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    To the beach

    A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 29, 2015

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Today is beach day, but before going to the beach we would visit a small town (old fisherman village) called Marzememi. first of all the trip that looked easy on the map turned out to be a long trip through forgotten streets in the middle of nowhere. Anyway ultimately we got where we needed to be. As such a nice village, but of this 'old fisherman village' little was left. It looked very touristic (nothing wrong with that) plenty of ...

    Discovering the area

    A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 28, 2015

    ... we took the bus to Ortegia, which is the old part of Syracuse with a number of churches (had you thought differently) a number of palazzos, (had you thought differently) and small and dark streets with room for a scooter at best, but where the Sicilians would drive a car. It was a good idea to use the bus to get there as the streets where very small and traffic was limited. The walk was nice and specifically the ...

    Further trips from Noto to baroque cities

    A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 27, 2015

    ... for the parking then, but the downside is that is deadly hot at that time. Modica is one of these towns like Ragusa where we have an old and a new part – all related to the same quake. Lots of churches, lots of stairs in the city, long walks up and down and damn difficult to get a nice picture of the nice things you see. We had lunch in a small place with a typical Modican dish (some kind of pizza but rolled with ...

    Historic Neapolis OR "A Body Floats in a Fluid..."

    A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 06, 2014

    11 photos

    ... to popular account, Archimedes was contemplating a mathematical diagram when a Roman soldier commanded him to meet with the Roman General Marcus Claudius Marcellus but he declined saying that he had to finish work on the problem. Enraged, the soldier killed him with his sword.

    The probable moral to the story is never be too busy to meet with your boss.


    Day 8: Il Bello del Vita

    A travel blog entry by journeyer on Jun 07, 2013

    119 photos

    ... when I read this signboard: “The history of knowledge is more about the history of questions than the history of answers. And Archimedes asked himself the question that anticipated what today is a full-blown discipline of mathematics - how many ways can this puzzle be put together?” I love questions – I live my life asking questions as they feed my curiosity and open my mind and heart to new perspectives. Interested in learning ...