Manganelli Palace Hotel
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... by Strabo and other ancient writers. The new settlement seems to have risen rapidly to prosperity, and was apparently already a considerable town at the time of Timoleon's expedition in 345 BC. It was the first place in Sicily where that leader landed, having eluded the vigilance of the Carthaginians, who were guarding the Straits of Messina, and crossed direct from Reggio di Calabria to Tauromenium. The city was at that time still under the government of Andromachus, ...
... inside, thanks to the wind. Jacques, Marina and Frederick spent the latter part of the afternoon, and well into the evening catching up on the sleep they have lost the last 36 hours. Jacques slept for a while, and now he is up, talking on his phone, and making us dinner. This is now our quiet evening at home. Tomorrow we will still be here, to shop till we drop in the rain..... Good night and sweet, calming ...
... the Mediterranean has been and gone. So the tour took us to the Archeological Park where we saw a Greek Amphitheater, a limestone quarry used by the Greeks to get building materials for their temples and theaters. What had started out as a very cold morning, was now a very humid afternoon, where everyone was jostling for shade. The next part of the tour was the old town where the Greeks first colonized the ...
... karaoke as the singing is really shocking. Thank god we have thick glass and we don't have to listen to drunk Italians that think they sound good. Back to our night. We went to the Teatro Greco and it was magnificent. For £8 each we had the most amazing musical talent playing 18th century music. It was very humbling to sit in such an old historic site and listen to the music we did as the sun set. Truly a memorable event! We ...
... were not adjusted to the Italian custom of starting dinner at 20:00 or 20:30, so we decided to not wait for the restaurants to open and went back to the hotel. When we arrived we were greeted by the innkeeper's wife, who asked us about our trip. She insisted that we had plenty of time to go up and visit another lovely hilltop town AFTER we had dinner. (When do these folks go to sleep?? A hint came when I told Vincenzo that we needed to leave early to catch ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility