Travel Blogs from Taormina
... Christ with a backdrop of house music... It was a bit random but nice to get to see catania in the evening.
Yesterday I had a whole day to "kill" at a leisurely pace, so I took a walk up to a park which was so lovely, and would have been great to sit in for an hour or two with a good book, had it not been for the flasher that I saw in the bushes! I mentioned it to a couple of blokes cleaning the pond and they said "that's catania, just go away from the ...
... very unusual house type structures called "the beehives". The strange structures were built by Florence someone, whom we think, from conversation with two American ladies, was a lover of Prince Edward and consequently banished by Queen Victoria to live in Taormina. She had the gardens built and the unusual structures for people to enjoy to observe the bees and bird life and left enough money in her will ...
Finally we have arrived in Catania, after dodging around it for the last nine days, we have entered the city for the time, and, I have been again stunned. It is nit what I expected. It is a beautiful city, almost like a mini Roma, clean, vibrant and hundreds of old buildings in magnificent condition. We checked in at the Europa Centrale Hotel which is right on the Piazza ...
Today we ventured further along the northern coastline, from Messina, to Milazzo and then Cefalu another famous beachside resort town. The weather was a bit bleak by the time we got to Cefalu, but the views were spectacular. We had lunch at a nice seaside restaurant, and headed back via the coast road rather tthe the Autostrada. Then we joined ...
... the towns we visited today was also the quietest. It is an interesting place, noted for its division between the old town and the new town. In 1693 an earthquake devastated the town, and killed 5000 people. The survivors decided to build a new town higher up, (of course) called Ragusa Superiore and at the same time shunned their patron saint (St George) as he didn't protect the town from the quake. So they made St John The Baptist the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed