Villa dei Papiri
Travel Blogs from Syracuse
... of which was from the year I was born. we stopped at a half buried house from the 1983 flow. On the east side is the valley of the ox, which is where multiple years worth of the lava flows down into.
We got up to the 2000m point where there were a couple of really good craters, and we were left for an hour to explore. one of the craters was quite steep, but I joined the Romanians in the climb for some awesome pics.
After our mini hike we were driven to ...
... size: small; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">Taking a wander towards ortigia again. I came across a friendly looking hairdressers, my hair has been increasing in size, and with the combo of heat, wind, sea and no conditioner I've been wanting a trim for the last couple weeks at least. It was an interesting conversation, trying to understand each other but he went to work anyway based on what he thought I wanted....
Catania and Taormina, Scily, 25 May
We cannot lie and say beautiful things about the port of Cantania in Sicily. In fact, it is very plain and so different from Valletta yesterday. Our 10-15 minute walk to the train and bus stations did not change the image, probably made it worse. It covers a not so terrific part of town. We have heard that other parts of the city were clean.
However, Mt Etna, ...
First point of call is the breakfast buffet, we did a Wilson's (good tip Mary) this morning and used M-L's freezer bags to do some preparation work so ready to rumble come lunch time. We are on a train for most of the day so need to stock up. Just on the freezer bags, I had a peek into M-L's pack the other day, once I got past the four jumpers / jackets (now only three as one sent back to London) I swear I saw the kitchen sink in there as well! My pack @ 9.5 kg, Maddie @ ...
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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking