Villa dei Papiri
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Up early this morning because we have arranged for a private tour to Alcantara Gorge, Castemola and Taormina. Had a light breakfast in Colonnade and caught up with Julianne and Ian in there who were going on a tour to Syracuse.
We were meeting Christian, our driver for the day, at 9am so there was no need to rush. Just the way I like it! Christian was outside the customs area at the port waiting for us. He is a young man and boy ...
SEPT. 16 - PHOTOS UPDATED. When we planned the trip we double booked Sept 10, not knowing whether we would need the extra night in Agrigento or Siracusa. We chose to spend two nights in Agrigento and, in hindsight, we could have used the extra day to explore Siracusa, Catania and Taormina. Realizing that our remaining time in Sicily was short, we were up early today and on our the road. Instead of the leisurely drive ...
... amp; wine!! One of the best moments was the granita stop (peach for Seli and wild strawberries for Sophie) after a hot day at the beach :-) Our trip back to the airport was quite eventful :-/ (almost adopted a dog on the way)! We made it to Rome ok, even though we were flying with Ryanair :-s Now we are spending a week in Umbria & Tuscany with Daniel & Florence ( Sophie's Dad & younger sister). We will keep you updated... Ciao for now. ...
Today was a much needed relaxing day at sea. We laid in the sun and recharged our batteries after going non stop the past few days. Tonight is formal night so we are all dressed for photos, dinner in the steak restaurant and a great bottle of 2005 Opus One. After dinner we went to the casino in tuxedoes and gowns looking for James Bond and a Baccarat table. Only found 3 card poker and black jack. Broke even for the evening and off to bed. Tomorrow is ...
... that tempted me here for a purchase until we entered the Centro Commeciale where I purchased a t/shirt and cap. We visited the Voda Phone shop so that I could understand why my phone was out of service and would you believe all I had to do was reboot! There was still one more thing I had to do before I activated the Internet and that cost me a further €5.00. Well it is up and running now, so if my cousins need to contact me they can. We returned to Acireale and Piña organized ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking