Caparena Hotel

189 Via Nazionale, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Taormina

Return to Catania and Etna

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

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... the caves which was created by one of the lava flows, where the crust hardens but the liquid magna beneath is suddenly released, leaving the crust as a roof of the cave, it was so awesome!

After a couple more stops for pics, we stopped at a place that makes local "etna" produce and offers many tastings of olives, oils. Honey and wines... I wanted to buy so much, but my backpack is so full, so I managed to resist!

Getting back to catania I was so tired ...

Taormina made our day

A travel blog entry by petkatravels

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... set high on a mountain, Mt Tauro, and also goes down to the sea! It is a beautiful coast line. There is a cable car that takes you up and down if you wish.
We spent our time wandering the town
and seeing the Greek theatre, still in use,
the Roman odeon (1st C AD) behind St. Catherine's Church,
the Roman baths, the many squares and churches
and the beautiful public gardens where ...

Catania - at last

A travel blog entry by cnsilvestro

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... the middle of the city, and took a walk to the famous Catania markets. These are the biggest we've seen yet, they must cover three or four city blocks, huge... As usual though, everything tends to shut down around 1pm, so we headed back to the hotel for our own siesta. At around 7pm we ventured out again and found a nice Trattoria for dinner overlooking another quaint ...

The northern coast

A travel blog entry by cnsilvestro

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... again at Tusa. On the way to Cefalu, we stooped gain at Milazzo, and had a cup of coffee and some buns. Disaster tonight though, when we discovered we were supposed to be in Catania today at the hotel and also we had to return the hire car. I asked Alfio to ring the hotel and smooth it over with them, just the hire car to worry about ...

Sicilian adventures

A travel blog entry by claire_anthony

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... ever closer to the central crater. On reaching the end of the cable car route, we were greeted by a decidedly colder and damper environment (some 12 degrees cooler than the Malta we had left at 5 am that morning) and spent some time briskly moving around the slope area we occupied. Even at this level, we were some 900 short of the top of the central crater and had a spectacular view of the many craters that mark the current and historic eruptions of Etna ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on 189 Via Nazionale, Taormina, is near Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco), SAT Group Tours, Palazzo Corvaja, and Public Gardens (Parco Duca di Cesar).
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good