Volans

Address: Via Siracusa 6 C9, Catania, Sicily, 95040, Italy | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located in the Centro Catania area of Catania, is near Piazza Duomo, Etna Experience, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Catania's Street Market.
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Travel Blogs from Catania

Duomo di Siracusa

A travel blog entry by lbreault on Jan 07, 2015

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... back to 500 BC, the Christians simply filled in the spaces to create a wall in the early eighteenth century. Therefore, there is a unique baroque facade on this archaic Greek temple. Ateneo writes of this temple's magnificence, referring to the temple’s gold and ivory doors. He even mentions a bronze shield on the pediment. Embedded in the walls of the church today is an inscription: Ecclesia Syracusana prima divi Petri filia prima ...

Storm of the century & centuries-old salt & stone

A travel blog entry by boeschenblog on Jan 06, 2015

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... back home.

We stayed in simple B&B's with lovely, open Italians, happy to share their small rooms and their stories of seeing snow on beaches and snow on temples for the first time in their lives.

We should have kept an accurate count of just how much pizza was consumed. I'm really certain it constituted the bulk of Sam, Henry and Doug's diet for a week. Luckily we balanced that out with breakfasts of ...

Greek Theatre

A travel blog entry by gunnarpatrick on Jan 06, 2015

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Looking over the sea, seats would have hosted crowds to watch comedy's and tragedies on the floor below them. These performances were the genesis to the theatre culture we have today. Greeks performed in a full circle called the orchestra where dancers would act out the play. It wasn't until the Romans when stages began to be formed like we have today in our theatre culture. The arts ...

Taormina to Palermo

A travel blog entry by nvs on Jan 05, 2015

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Today we travelled from Taormina (left about 10.30am) to Palermo with Carmelo who was a great driver. He brought us safely to excelsior palace after about 3 hours. We had a bit of a walk around Palermo before heading out for dinner. It is sometimes an interesting experience with the ...

Taormina

A travel blog entry by nvs on Jan 04, 2015

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Today we had a fairly leisurely morning before heading out for lunch to a nice ristorante "Grandula" with a nice view. We then caught a taxi and checked out the harbour down the hill which we have been viewing all week. We also viewed the first Greek colony of Sicily founded in 734BC by ...