Il Glicine

Via Savonarola 104, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Syracuse

Relaxing Day at Sea

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 20, 2014

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... says that Cyclops lived here in the caves, and that the huge rocks in the sea were thrown by Odysseus as he tried to escape.  These are actually known as submarine eruptions, or eruptions that happen under the water.     We stopped at a town and got a paddle boat so we could get closer to the lava rocks and swim and snorkel. The snorkeling wasn't too good because it was a little cloudy near the rocks. There was also ...

Winery and Sunset Tour of Mt. Etna

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 19, 2014

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... or fences to keep people from falling in. We did notice a helicopter pad nearby. I wonder how often it had to be used? At one point we were given the option of walking to a higher point, but a few of us older people opted out. The views we had were just fine!

Next, we were taken to a national park. We hiked about a mile in and stopped to eat some dinner and wait for the sunset. Emanuel ...

Wined and dined by Mt Etna's Finest

A travel blog entry by tayclark on Jul 18, 2014

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... we couldn't hear it hit the bottom ever. I should mention Mt Etna is actually erupting at the moment and when we were there even though we couldn't see the lava through the smoke we could hear it growling every now and again. After about 2 & 1/2 of walking up and down checking out the spectacles the volcano had created through the year we headed back to rest our legs for a little bit and eat some pastries..fatty life! The afternoon saw ...

Volcano and Greek theatre

A travel blog entry by corky26 on Jul 13, 2014

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... cream and visited a Greek theatre which was built in the third century BC which is 300 years before Jesus.Then was a German man singing Opera on the stage. He was very good. Then we wandered the shops.It was formal night on the boat so we all got dressed up for dinner then the ...

Noto, bene!

A travel blog entry by suzannevalle on Jul 06, 2014

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... after metre out of my poor children.....

Noto is a very beautiful city with countless churches and campanile, but I'm afraid the touristy element is creeping in a little, which,while inevitable, turns me off a little.

I didn't even bother to look for almonds in Noto! Our experience in Bronte last week taught us that the last place you should look for something is in the city renowned for it..... I saw an amazing amount of pistachio products and ...

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