La Cascina del Simeto

Address: Via Gattopardo, Contrada Vaccarizzo, Catania, Sicily, Italy | Ranch
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This ranch is located in the San Giuseppe la Rena-Zia Lisa area of Catania.
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Travel Blogs from Catania

Catania, Sicily

A travel blog entry by craigang58 on Sep 10, 2014

... juncture of three tectonic plates and suffers tectonic earthquakes and tidal waves. Also in the fullness of its long history, being at a strategic location in the Mediterranean, it's has been invaded and colonised by everyman and his dog, including the Normans, Romans, Spanish, Greeks and Arabs, and it's buildings reflect it. We don't know what Baroque is but we do like Baroque buildings with the detailed carved human and other figures on them. Sicily became part of ...

Me versus the Volcano - Part ii

A travel blog entry by michaelcourt on Sep 05, 2014

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... to see on the moon. At this elevation the we were literally in the clouds, which were being whipped about fiercely by the strong winds. The elevation also meant that the temperature was around 10 degrees at the summit, compared with closer to 30 when we got on the bus. To illustrate the nature of the environment we were in, we found a section of frozen snow still preserved under a pile of igneous rock (solidified lava), and don’t forget this ...

Volcano Climb - Finally.

A travel blog entry by skyisblu on Sep 04, 2014

2 comments, 13 photos

... and generally, it's just not that fun. Mario, on the other hand, would run up and down mountains all day without breaking a sweat, and always with a smile on his face. Etna provided the best of both worlds.

We took a local bus to the volcano's base camp, Rifugio Sapieza, where we boarded a Funivia, or cable car, which took us halfway up the steep ...

Bonus Day!

A travel blog entry by skyisblu on Sep 03, 2014

2 comments, 13 photos

... This evening, we decided to head out to try our luck with the local cuisine at a well-reviewed restaurant. With a fresh and fruity white wine, we sampled fantastic mussels with olive oil and capers. We relished in a dish of tender octopus salad. For our main courses, I enjoyed Rigatoni alla Norma, pasta with a rich tomato sauce, topped with fried eggplant, fresh basil and salted ricotta, while Mario enjoyed the catch of the day, grilled, and ...

Arrival - FINALLY.

A travel blog entry by skyisblu on Sep 02, 2014

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... is a big ugly train yard. So we came back to the hotel's rooftop terrace with cold drinks and more arancini, and a 3-euro bottle of Sicilian red wine.

Tonight, over a few glasses of deliciously complex, slightly effervescent nectar of the gods (Bacchus in particular), we'll decide what to do with our extra day in the corner of the world, and toast to the fact that we are finally settled.

Cheers to that.