La Vecchia Palma Hotel

Address: Via Etnea 668, Catania, Sicily, 95128, Italy | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Borgo-Sanzio area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Catania's Street Market, and Palazzo Biscari.
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    Under the Spell of Mt Etna

    A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 05, 2014

    31 photos

    ... the filling. Take a good tablespoon of the ragu and place in the mould. Add a cube of Mozarella. Wet your right hand again and place another amount of rice mixture (slightly smaller than the original amount) to make a slightly flattened lid for the ragu filled rice mould. Gently squeeze and roll the lidded Arancini to gain a nice rounded shape about the size of a tennis ball.

    Refrigerate until completely cold.

    Take the ...

    Arrival in Sicily

    A travel blog entry by nettybu on Aug 18, 2013

    8 comments, 2 photos

    ... Lido Mediterranean, I quickly changed into my shorts.
    I spent a few hours there and enjoyed a small lunch, and then we just relaxed on the grass in the shady area. Experienced my first expresso coffee. Well that was a blast.
    It was difficult to stay awake but I persevered as I did not want to have problems with jet lag.
    Then it was home to ...

    Gold Star

    A travel blog entry by pwong on Jul 19, 2012

    14 photos

    ... most full servings you would find in Northern Italy. But it was the most unique granita we've had, because it was so rich and wasn't like the shaved ice variety we've encountered so far - the gelsi (mulberrry) was thick like a sorbet, and the amazing almond granita was as thick and rich as gelato. Though the almond didn't seem to contain any fresh almonds, merely almond extract, it was amazing.

    Left so full by the granita, we skipped a proper dinner, ...

    From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

    2 comments, 9 photos

    ... island near Taomina and is Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, and was a private property until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature reserve. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The island has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers. After lunch Federica, Vera and I crossed the narrow path to the Island paying ...

    To Shop or Not To Shop, That is the Question!

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

    6 photos

    Today I had a chill-out day, so Pina, Saro and I enjoyed an outing to Corso Umberto for a Peach Granita macchiato with Mandola. After breakfast we all went shopping.

    I bought a pair of shorts, a new cap and some Eau de Toilette, 'Lemon Sorbet'. We also did some grocery shopping before returning home to join Zia Graziella who had made gnocchi and chicken schnitzels for lunch.

    In the afternoon I took ...