Villaggio Club Baia Balava

Contrada Calava, Catania, Sicily, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Catania

Castles and pistachios.....

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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On Tuesday, we decided to explore the villages surrounding Mount Etna (locals pronounce it Et-uh-na) - Castiglione di Sicilia and Bronte, famous for its pistachios.

We parked at the bottom of the town and started wending our way upward on the cobbled streets amid groans and wails of hunger, boredom, thirst, and needing to wee...... We met a kind (clever?) shopkeeper who told us about the trinacria, the symbol for (and early name for) Sicily, comprising ...

Etna Mare

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle

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We arrived, or tried valiantly to, at around 3pm between Piedmont Etneo and Linguaglossa, but couldn't find the agriturismo, despite counting the requisite railway crossings before the turn-off! We had to wait for the owners in the parking lot of a nearby supermarket. Maria came to fetch us and within minutes we arrived in Etna Mare.

It is hard to describe this wine and olive farm near the foot of Mount Etna and ...

Italian Job

A travel blog entry by daddyofay

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... boat to Sicily the home of the real Mafia. I was shocked by the rubbish on the roads, you could see the beauty behind the rubbish. We stayed in Mizzano and I had the most beautiful antipasto seafood platter. Small italian family owned restaurant translated to the housewife. The next day we drove to Palermo and spent the day looking around, it was beautiful and cleaner city. We left Palermo again on a ferry to Napoli arriving a 6.30am and drove to ...

Capri - the island not the pants

A travel blog entry by tonezf

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... we catch an open top taxi with our sounds blasting up the famous narrow road to Anacapri. As there is a little rain the top isn't let down. Miniature smart cars and trucks squeeze to the sides to allow enough room to pass.

A single chairlift leads up to the top of the mountain for panoramic views. It is peaceful sitting on the lift watching people work in the gardens, spy on their villas and out to the ocean. At the top is a ...

Aeolian Islands

A travel blog entry by sdivarg

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... and arancini for appetizer, filet of pork with baked apple slices first course, eggplant parmigiana for third course, green leafy salad for fourth course, spinach & ricotta filled cannelloni for fifth course. Are you full yet? Have you lost count? Well hold on, there's more! A platter filled with pastries - mini cannolis, cream puffs, and lobster tails! Then wash it down with a shot of Limoncello. And then if that wasn't enough, cousin Mariano gives each of us a vanilla ...

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