Travel Blogs from Catania
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... slipping off it and you hopelessly slide around its skin for a few laps.
After Palermo I went east across Sicily via bus to Catania, a city at the base of Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and still frequently active (as it is tonight!! Exciting!!!).
The bus trip from Palermo to Catania was pure madness. The chain smoking driver was either pulling over every two seconds for a durry, or, alternatively, swerving oncoming traffic ...
Waking up around 7 am, I worked on my blog from the previous day, got ready, and went to the kitchen for breakfast. It was just me in there. I enjoyed an amazing donut type thing. There was so much food but the donut was all I could eat. The kitty came down and we played for a good 30 minutes until the children called him back up.
Out in the sunshine, I walked towards the fish market. It was another beautiful day. I ...
... place; something I haven't seen in Italy. I wanted to warm up so I ordered a pizza. Did I mention everything is much cheaper here? It is. So far, I have enjoyed sicilian food and prices much more than in Rome.
I was worn so I headed back to my B&B and talked to my mom until I feel asleep. That was my first day in Catania/last day in Taormina. :)
Woah, my blogs are getting long.. so sorry! I will try to write more to the point next time.
... br> My newly made lady friend gets off and now I'm alone with the old man who keeps trying to talk to me and scold me on traveling alone.. (I realize the truth behind that after my day…)
I have a 3 hour + ride just to Messina. I've been warned by "Leono(?)" to watch/hide my stuff from the pick-pocketers.
All this aside, the train ride is absolutely beautiful. We are right on the coast and the water is incredibly blue and calm. It looks exactly like ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Liberty Hotel Catania
Dieses Hotel ist das beste überhaupt. Das Dekor ist herrlich. Das Zimmer war sehr komfortabel, das Badezimmer war unglaublich! Zwar ist es ein kleines Hotel, aber vom Service her würde man das nicht vermuten. An der Rezeption sprachen alle gutes Englisch und waren extrem hilfsbereit, besonders was Tipps für Sehenswürdigkeiten betraf.
Loved this hotel
This hotel is simply the best. The decor is superb. The room was very comfortable with an amazing bathroom! It is quite a small hotel but you wouldn't think so by the service that is offered. The receptionists all speak good English and were extremely helpful, particularly with sightseeing trips.
Breakfast was exceptional. A buffet service of fruit, rolls, cake, ham and cheese but also the waitress would freshly grind coffee, squeeze fruit juice and cook eggs!!
The hotel is close enough to walk to the main tourist areas. We didn't use any buses as we found the city quite small. Even the walk to the station wasn't overtaxing.
Try the Trattoria San Domenica on the corner of the road. It specialises in fish but also served a good steak !!
We spent four nights in this little charming art deco "butique" hotel. The location is a little bit out of downtown (quiet residential area) and uphill, so do not intend to carry suitcases from the via Etnea. Taxi is a prefferable solution - 27 EUR from airport. An evening stroll downhill to center is refreshing. Parking around hotel might be a problem, but we found a place for rented Punto nearby every night. Only rule is - do not block the garage entrance - everything else is allowed. The hotel is pretty OK signed from the main streets - only problem then is to find the rules of driving all those one-way narrow streets. The staff of hotel is extremely helpful, assistive and all speak fluent english. They solely should actually deserve 5*. Rooms are spaciuous, ceilings are high. Bathroom is a story for itself. Be surprised. Breakfast is continental, very good, lots of choises, fresh fruit and great selection of jams. We liked the breakfast ladyservant - she was so enthusiastic. Hotel has two floors and has an elevator and so is reccomended for seniors as well. Room in ground floor might not be reccomended, becouse window faces the pavement in front of hotel. Famillies with kids or babies would be probably treated great in hotel - but Catania itself is not a place to discover with babytrolley or god forbid wheelchair - i havent seen a single one actually.
A real gem
Let me add my voice to the chorus of praise for this place. An elegant, charming and sympathetic restoration of an early 1900s town house on a quiet street only a few minutes from Via Etnea, Piazza Sesterico and Villa Bellini. The staff were wonderful, the service great. Comfortable, easy on the eye and relaxing. Booked through hotels.com it was also a bargain (by European standards anyway) at little more than 100 Eur a night for two people. If you are looking for quality accommodation in Catania at a good price consider the Liberty.
Ein wirklich ausgezeichnetes Hotel, schöne Zimmer, Personal exzellent freundlich, Garage zu einem vernünftigen Preis in der Nähe. Die via San Vito ist - für Catania - relativ ruhig, die Zimmer sind gegen Lärm hervorragend - Balkontüre + verriegelbare Doppeltüre - abgeschirmt. Zum Zentrum geht man lediglich ein paar Minuten.
Scheint - hoffentlich auch im Sommer - kein Ziel von Massentouristen zu sein.
Wir werden bei unserem nächsten Aufenthalt in Sizilien mit Sicherheit wieder dort wohnen.
Mag. Werner Cejnek, Österreich
P.S.: für ungeübte Autofahrer ist Catania nicht zu empfehlen - nehmt lieber ein Taxi - doch dafür kann das Hotel nichts.