Address: Via Delle Ombrine 7c, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Via Delle Ombrine 7c, Syracuse, is near Piazza Duomo, Duomo di Catania, Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, and Catania's Street Market.
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Travel Blogs from Syracuse

Temple of Athena

A travel blog entry by colebuck on Jan 07, 2015

On June 7, our group made a visit to the Syracuse Cathedral, or the Temple of Athena. Now a church, the building was once created as Temple dedicated to the Greek mythological goddess Athena. First erecting as temple by the Ancient Greeks over 2,000 years ago, the building has now been converted into a Basilica styled cathedral. It stood as the largest building we visited in Sicily, and was unmatched in beauty ...

Day 7: Simple Lighthearted Fun

A travel blog entry by journeyer on Jun 06, 2013

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... us to stop our singing in which we were valiantly trying to see if we could hear the sounds reverberate through the cave. With everyone in the cave silent, he walked up to one section of the wall and began to sing in a slow deep voice – something one might hear in Church – and at the opposite end of the cave, we could hear! It was like a slow meditative calm deep resonance – I closed my eyes, stood still like a tree and absorbed the ...

From Beach to Mountain and into a Cock Bar

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 18, 2011

2 comments, 9 photos

... island near Taomina and is Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, and was a private property until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature reserve. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach. The island has a small and rather rocky beach which is a popular destination for sunbathers. After lunch Federica, Vera and I crossed the narrow path to the Island paying ...

To Shop or Not To Shop, That is the Question!

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 17, 2011

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... To think my mother Salvatice gave all this up to move to Australia, met my father, Sebastian Pulvirenti, married the love of her life, settled and gave birth to four children.

Whilst here in Sicily, I discovered that there is a town called Sciacca, which is also my Mother's maiden name. Sciacca (Greek; Θέρμαι; Latin) means Thermal Spa or 'ex aqua' or in Arabic it comes from ...

Swimming in the Ionian Sea

A travel blog entry by jpulvirenti1 on Aug 15, 2011

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... and so I would return to bask in the sun. An easy Barbecue lunch followed by Tiramisu and the remaining afternoon was an enjoyable card playing experience, playing Briscola and Scorpa. Two popular card games taught by Father and Grandfather whilst I was growing up. There was one change to the game that was new to myself, that was that we were now playing with five cards instead ...