Hotel Villa Giuliana
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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... car park was empty when we arrived and only half full when we left. I think the season must be winding down.
We were lucky with the weather...sun and cloud, only a slight breeze, not too hot and no rain as had been predicted. It is a quite magnificent sight from afar to see these huge temples strung across the ridge. and then when you are up next to them you realize just how large a vision the ancient Greeks had and how ...
... some of the equipment from local "entrepreneurs " and the medical staff limped on. Evidently the Canadian medical equipment did not end up at the same place as the medical team. Dr. Bonnell, Lois's dad, had to develop his x-ray film in the basement of the hospital in Catania where it was the coolest. It was a hot July in Sicily in 1943.
So as we have been travelling along we have occasionally talked about 70 years ago. But today Gela just didn't do it for ...
... and tear (or vandalism) of people actually walking all over it, bodes well for the future. It must have been quite a settlement in its heyday, with around 200,000 people living there in 480 BC. The Temples could be seen from ships at sea, arriving from across the Meditteranean. I'll include lots of photos. It was a moving experience, imagining the civilisation here at that time, and the use of these spaces for worship of different deities in different ways across the centuries, ...
... closed - and actually looked closed down. So grumpily we trudged back to the car to think of plan b. When we got there, a guy directing parking traffic (we think he is employed by the local restaurants and bars) told us that the restaurant would open in about half an hour. All good, we closed up the car again and went into the closest bar for a drink. After our drink we went back to the Mata Hari - an Italian restaurant with an Indian name and strong American ...
... so we make a beeline for the cafeteria on site. But we should know better.The cafeteria looks to have been deserted for years. The neighboring bookstore is boarded up. The washroom is being guarded by 2 attendants clinking handfuls of coins. Even the fountain out front, our only hope left, is taped off, sporting a sign that shouts GUASTO and NON POTABILE. This is a world recognized UNESCO site. It is a money pit for anyone who wants ...