Hotel Rubens

Address: Via Etnea 196, Catania, Sicily, 95132, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Centro Catania area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Catania's Street Market.
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    Travel Blogs from Catania

    Under the Spell of Mt Etna

    A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 05, 2014

    31 photos

    ... and the solemnly threatening Mt Etna. Touristy or not, we had to admit that this square was truly delightful

    * We were fascinated by the name of the Piazza IX Aprile. Apparently it is so named because on 9th April, 1860 during mass in the Cathedral of Taormina, word spread that Garibaldi had landed at Marsala to liberate Sicily from the Bourbons. Although the news proved to be false, the local people wanted to remember that day and ...

    Good morning Catania

    A travel blog entry by brooklyn85 on Jan 22, 2014

    38 photos

    ... piazza and walked inside a couple monuments. Down in the fish market it was hectic. People everywhere yelling their deals and others purchasing them. Most of the sea food was still alive… at one point, a man dropped one of the octopus from his hands. It hit the ground, changed colors, and began moving away. There were cuttlefish, swordfish, octopus, giant tuna, clams, mussels, etc; I haven't ever seen this kind of variety. ...

    From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

    2 comments, 9 photos

    ... fee to walk around this tiny little Island. Rip Off!

    King Ferdinand l of the Two Sicilies gifted the island to the nearby town of Taormina in 1806. The island was then bought from the town by a Ms. Trevelyan, who built a small house facing the sea and imported exotic plants, which thrived in the Mediterranean climate. Subsequent owners kept up the island, until the owner went bankrupt, and auctioned the island in 1990. The island had ...

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

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

    6 photos

    ... walk around Acireale to digest the beautiful lunch Zia had made whilst the others took a cat nap.

    According to tradition, the Acireale's origins trace back to Xiphonia, a mysterious Greek city now completely disappeared. In Roman times, there existed another Greek town, Akis, which was involved in the Punic Wars.

    I love the cobbled Lava stoned streets that give the city of Acirele such ...

    Swimming in the Ionian Sea

    A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 15, 2011

    3 photos

    ... and so I would return to bask in the sun. An easy Barbecue lunch followed by Tiramisu and the remaining afternoon was an enjoyable card playing experience, playing Briscola and Scorpa. Two popular card games taught by Father and Grandfather whilst I was growing up. There was one change to the game that was new to myself, that was that we were now playing with five cards instead ...