Hotel Vecchio Borgo
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... on the nearby hill. Taromina is unashamedly touristy yet still well worth it. Hosting (another) ancient roman theater this one was pretty special considering its Mediterranean views from the cliff top. The ladies had a lovely afternoon in the local leather goods store (some vegetarians). After some more Aranchini we headed back to camp as our Sicilian adventure had ended. We got back to the ferry and again ended up in our adopted Nonna’s front yard for the ...
... of the games, wooden beams would have been placed across these and the gladiators would stand on them. They would attempt to push each other off. The unlucky one would fall into the pit which would be filled with water and crocodiles or a wild animal. These sort of games no doubt came from Rome where this sort of fighting was seen as the best form of ...
... it to their liking with concrete, roman brick, and the ornate Corinthian columns. I feel it showed how Romans believed their ideas were the best so they completely redid the decorations set forth by the Greeks. The Romans were known for loving their events in theaters and arenas. Once in Sicily, this tradition did not end. I'm sure they redid this theater to give Romans there the same taste of what they had in ...
... is opened because He has entered the world. His right hand is in a traditional Byzantium gesture meaning silence. He does this because He is saying He is the word and to listen to him. The church is in the typical Arabic-Norman style of Sicily and is quite magnificent. It is also interesting because it shows the merging of various cultures. They put aside any differences and work toward the common ...
... PENINSULA; FIRENZE a.k.a. Florence; PIZZA; and GELATO.
-----Hmmm ... Italy was starting to sound like a great place. But, hold on a second. We still hadn't heard The Top 5 Worst Things about Italy!
1. BAD HITCHHIKING
2. OBEDIENCE TO RULES -
-----"La mafia e nascido aqui," a guy in Palermo told me. (The mafia was born here.)
-----In coming to southern Italy, I expected to find tough and courageous people who made their own rules. ...