Hotel Mercure Siracusa Prometeo
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... Gates of Messina and then turned back as we were meeting Christian at around 3pm. He was waiting for us and we headed back to Catania.
Christian pointed out key buildings in Catania and like Pireaus, a lot of graffiti around the town – a real shame.
Said our goodbyes to Christian and headed straight for our suite to get changed into our bathers and kick back by the pool. Caught up with Julianne and Ian ...
... houses. It seems they grow nearly everything in hoop houses here (even grapes). It is probably done to moderate sun and conserve water. We wonder what they do with all the plastic, given the lack of recycling and the problems with garbage in Sicily. The coastal plains and acres of plastic covered hoop houses gave way to mountains small fields neatly divided by stone walls as we approached Modica, a quaint ...
Today was a much needed relaxing day at sea. We laid in the sun and recharged our batteries after going non stop the past few days. Tonight is formal night so we are all dressed for photos, dinner in the steak restaurant and a great bottle of 2005 Opus One. After dinner we went to the casino in tuxedoes and gowns looking for James Bond and a Baccarat table. Only found 3 card poker and black jack. Broke even for the evening and off to bed. Tomorrow is ...
Having woken up to what first sounded like a bomb happen to be fire crackers. There are celebrations in the air as tomorrow is the festa of Madonna Della Catena, the patron saint of Aci Catena. Tonight there will celebrations all around the district. After breakfast Piña and Saro drove us into Catania to visit the Fiera a market similar to the Victoria Market. The only difference is that there is also a lot of piracy that is overlooked as it creates work for poor people. There ...
... lemon granita...before crashing early for the night.
Today I'm heading to the airport to fly to Florence, and I receive a message from the B&B that I'm supposed to be based at for almost a month, undertaking a work exchange, saying that due to circumstances he no longer has room for me, so just like that, I'm dropped! At first I'm really annoyed, as this has been organised for months, and it's ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center