Grand Hotel Villa Politi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Villa Politi Syracuse
Comfortable. Good location with private parking. Lovely pool area.
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... it ain't there. Second, don't even think of touching that peach unless you're really into high drama and being ostracized in public. Tell the man (yup, they're all men) what you want. (Hold up your thumb for one. If you hold up your index finger he will assume the thumb, and you just bought two.) Once the man knows what you want, he will place it in a bag and take your pennies. You will bite into it ...
... golden colored sandstone. The monumental churches and municipal buildings are simply stunning in the late afternoon light. After admiring the main buildings and piazzas we wandered away from the main center and found a little wine bar where we enjoyed a few glasses, some antipasti and conversation with a young British couple spending there last night in Sicily. So sad.
... one upon the other. Diocletian's Ear, named by Caravaggio for its shape and auditory characteristics is a man-excavated cave said to have played host to Diocletian's political prisoners during the 4th century BC. Another of these "caves" excavated nearly 2500 years ago was, due to its advantageous length and humidity, used as a rope-making factory up until the widespread adoption of synthetic rope in the 1950's. Very impressive.
As we ...
... gritty and apparently "real" slice of urban Sicily. The B&B we stayed in was great, and was located in a working class neighborhood of shops and homes. Some of the neighborhood scenes were right out of The Soprano's, with seemingly idle men hanging around on cheap plastic chairs outside little restaurants or bars, maybe playing cards on a small folding table or just watching and commenting on the world going by.
... evening, making it nice for long walks.
I have enjoyed taking part in the Sicilian way of life. I cannot believe at how lucky the Italians are when it comes to fresh produce, and how cheap it is. The peaches, nectarines and apricots are amazing and for under $2 a kilo. I even saw peaches the other day, freshly picked for 80 cents a kilo. And you dont have to look far for a fruit stall as they are on nearly every street corner. I have loved being able to eat so much fresh fruit.