Hotel Santa Tecla Palace
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Concierge desk
- Swimming pool
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... car which gets you up a further 500m, then you need to be driven or walk the last 400m to the summit crater. It was going to be €62 each and given the conditions we were not going to see much. In a way this was no different from Mt Ruapehu, lots of scoria rock and fantastic views when the sky is clear. This sadly was not the case and in a way we are sorry that the weather had changed so quickly. On ...
... 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 ...
While in Catania we took in a performance of the opera Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi. Of course we couldn't understand a word but by boning up on the basic story line and characters ahead of time (thanks, Wikipedia) it was quite enjoyable. The 125 year-old Teatro Massimo Bellini is spectacular (Vincenzo Bellini is a hometown hero, having been born here in 1801). We sprung for the cheap seats in the "gallery" nose bleed section ...
... via Etna' then turn right at 'villa Bellini' into 'via Umberto' and left at the 'Elvis Presley Bar'. Of course we needed to try the famous cannoli (crispy pastry filled with a sweet ricotta and postachios) and arrancini (large cone shaped of cooked rice with a centre of ragu or cheese and mushrooms). On Saturday night we met and had dinner with the other travellers on the tour. We were very fortunate as there were only 13 of ...
... 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 ...