Hotel Santa Tecla Palace
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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We'd been told that there was a food and wine festival at the Rifugio Sapienza, base camp before the final leg of the trip up Mt Etna, so that was our destination. TT's reluctance to plan a functional route was compounded by several crucial roads being closed. That was enough to have us driving every back road along the mountain. Once past the "village line", the drive up the lower slopes of the mountain showed the extent of ...
Had an easy drive up the coast to Santa Tecla, where we had an apartment for a week. A tiny coastal village just north of Acireale. The apartment was a delight, open, spacious with lots of colour and pot plants around. It also had a washing machine......such bliss.
Into Acireale for local information, and a wander round the town. There was a wedding happening at the Basillica San Pietro e ...
... Given that I am with the locals, they do know where the affordable restaurants are. During a walk we got to see Dolce and Cabana in the flesh, he seemed to be drawing quite a crowd.
For dinner we joined my cousin Nello, Paola, and their friends at "Zeppos Restaurant" for dinner. Great Sicilian Cuisine. After dinner another walk, returning to the cars before being driven home to Acireale.
... To think my mother Salvatice gave all this up to move to Australia, met my father, Sebastian Pulvirenti, married the love of her life, settled and gave birth to four children.
Whilst here in Sicily, I discovered that there is a town called Sciacca, which is also my Mother's maiden name. Sciacca (Greek; Θέρμαι; Latin) means Thermal Spa or 'ex aqua' or in Arabic it comes from ...
... 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 ...