Santa Caterina Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... br> Back home we put on our black Kiwi T shirts - for the first time in 17 months. We take the familiar bus up to Taormina Village, meeting John from Dunedin also off to the Irish Bar to see the RWC Semi final between NZ and South Africa. There were other Kiwis there too which made for a good atmosphere. The beer was good too. The result was close but we take the win and New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Final!!! ...
... were more great views back down to the coast from the tiny clifftop church above Taorima. After an extensive search, Sandra, Frank and I purchased a selection of deli items and we all enjoyed a platter back on our balcony at the hotel, with the backdrop of the coastline below and Mt Etna, with the plume of smoke rising from the top. Before our farewell dinner a few of us watched the ...
... hall and conference spaces. We enjoyed a fascinating private tour by a former student.
The fish market in Catania is also fascinating. Who eats all this fish? So much quantity and so much variety, from salmon to swordfish, candle-fish to cuttlefish, octopus to ostriche (this last one had me a bit confused until I realized it was not the big bird, but the little bivalve - oysters). Fascinating to watch the many vendors ...
First impressions of Sicily weren't very positive as we assumed the metered taxi would charge us the correct fair, but it was at least double what what it should have been, and the drive to the hotel wasn't impressive. Fortunately things got better. The city has some beautiful buildings, although it can take a bit of adjusting to the dark grey lava stone, which is an abundant building material provided by the still ...
... top, we walked along the edge next to two craters, I had lunch at this stop (arancini, coffee and canoli cake). Nice sunny day today. We spent some time waiting for the English people to get back to the bus, thought we had lost them! Next stop was an underground cave, we were issued with a hard hat and torch. Last stop was to ...