Villa dei Papiri
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... castle at the top of one of the formations. After our swimming, we had lunch on the boat. Evan had made pasta with mussels while we were gone. It was delicious. After lunch, we had a nice relaxing ride back to port. The sun was extremely hot, but I stayed in the shade as much as possible, had on plenty of sunscreen, and only got burnt in a few places. After we returned, we decided to walk about a mile to the ...
... We tasted 5 different wines, one with grapes only grown on Mt. Etna. Unfortunately we were in a bit of a rush because we had to meet our tour of Mt. Etna at the hotel, and it was going to take some time to get there. We definitely didn't want to miss it.
We got to the Sheraton in Catania with 30 minutes to spare. Just enough time to check in and change into some warmer clothes for the tour. Emanuel picked ...
... run by Sandro, a legend of a guy. We got our first taste of "real" Italian food and it most certainly didn't disappoint. Antipasti plates, potato gnocchi, zucchini pasta and some of the most delicious wine all hand picked by either an Australian wine maker, a Sicilian wine maker or Sandro the sommelier so we only had the best. After that we had a wander through the near by town of randazzo and got some gelati and fresh "flat" peaches off ...
Up early for our visit to Sicily. Took tour up Mount Etna the most active volcano in Europe. We could see the steam coming out of the top of Mount Etna. We walked around craters. It was cold and windy. Then we got the bus to Taormina which is a pretty town up in the hills. We ...
... active volcano, Mt. Etna, just close by. The city is known for its Baroque architecture and a cross-roads of Spanish, Arab, Norman, Greek, Roman dominations -- pretty much like Palermo.
Day One Bumped into Greg at the bus station in Ragusa. From Ragusa, it took a couple of hours ride to Catania. Reached Catania around 5PM. AirBnB host wasn't much help with directions, thank God for google maps. I got settled ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking