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Catania

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35 travelers at this place:

  • Day33

    Auf nach Sizilien

    October 27 in Italy

    Am sonnigen Samstag Vormittag machten unsere 4 Reisebegleiter eine treppenreiche Tropea ⛪️ Besichtigungstour, nachmittags mit dem Zug 🚊 nach Reggio de Calabria, mit der Fähre ⛴ in das sizilianische Messina (stark bewölkt ). Nach einem Umweg zum Hotel Abendspaziergang mit Cantina-Stop und herrliches Abendessen 🥘

  • Day3

    Catania

    September 21 in Italy

    Ich ziehe um nach Catania, Sizilien, wo mein Flug leider mit über einer Stunde Verspätung landet und es dann ziemlich regnet. Abends ist es aber wieder schön und ich gucke mir noch ein bisschen die Sehenswürdigkeiten an. Auch wenn ich schon wieder vergessen habe, was die können. (Side fact, ich bin mit einem anderen Objektiv unterwegs, deshalb ist diesmal alles näher dran.)

    Catania liegt neben dem Etna und wurde insgesamt sieben Mal durch Erdbeben oder Lavaströme zerstört. Das letzte Mal ist Catania 1669 nach einem großen Ausbruch des Etna wieder komplett aufgebaut worden. Entsprechend wirkt hier alles sehr stimmig, durchdacht und geordnet - als hätte man vorher schon sechsmal geübt, wie man eine Stadt baut.Read more

  • Day4

    Ich glaub das kann weg...

    September 22 in Italy

    Ich schätze meine Gliedmaßen wird man nach dem Urlaub einfach amputieren können. Ich bin so unglaublich zerstochen, dass ich die Nacht vor Jucken kaum geschlafen hab ... und dann summen mir noch ständig weiter Mücken um die Ohren.

  • Day4

    Hier könnte Ihr Etna stehen

    September 22 in Italy

    Am Vormittag wasche ich Wäsche (talentlos, Boden und ich sind nass), den Nachmittag verbringe ich am Strand. Hier könnte man eigentlich den Etna ganz toll sehen, aber leider meinen es die Wolken wieder nicht gut mit mir... die sind immer im Weg.

  • Day8

    Catania

    May 27, 2013 in Italy

    Catania is one of the bigger cities in sicily. A pretty town which was a good example for the italian lifestyle.
    Have you ever seen faster boats than that, from the Sicilian financial guards? Wonder why?

  • Day19

    My next adventure

    July 20 in Italy

    Sad in a way for us all to go own way but I am ready for my next adventure in Austria with Bruno & Gabi. The hotel Ravesi was an amazing place to stay,a photo of our little friend who was wandering around last night under the light. Lovely views of the hotel gardens and of Lipari. Boat trip uneventful but trip from Milazzo to Catania took an age. Staying at a hotel close to the airport as I have an early flight to Zurich in the morning. Hotel and the service is crap, maybe they have a monopoly??? Better to come, I am sure. Bon voyage Italy, look out Austria.Read more

  • Day25

    Wednesday in Catania

    September 13, 2017 in Italy

    We arrived in port at 7am and on the bus to Mount Aetna and Taormina by 8:30
    Another beautiful day on the Mediterranean sea with clear blue skies. We travel part way up mt. Etna, walk about and have a canola. We were able to walk near a sleeping vol a o. Silvestri. Now back down to Taormina.

  • Day11

    Catania

    September 29, 2017 in Italy

    We arrived here by train from a very thundery Siracusa and had a nice walk from the station dodging around piles of what seems to be the region's main product - dog shit.

    Catania itself was not much chop, but the following day we did a great trip up 3,000 metres of Mount Etna.

    It would be good to say how spectacular the view was, but in fact it was completely foggy, blowing a gale and with the wind chill would have been well under zero. Rather incredibly, though, there were people in shorts, runners and even a few suicidal cyclists making their way up and down the muddy volcanic trails.

    Strangely enough we enjoyed our trip around one of the craters, wind burning our faces, fingers and toes numb and unable to see much in any case. It was quite surreal and - once we were back inside the bus - exhilarating.

    Then for a change we spent our last day in Taormina, an hour north by bus.

    We thought it was a one-attraction town, but what an attraction! The Greek Theatre, perched off to the side of a most touristic town, is well preserved, substantial and in a stunning setting overlooking the Mediterranean. We climbed over, up and through it, all along with a ship load of cruise passengers clogging every street, gelateria, and souvenir shop in town.

    In all, there were plenty of superlatives from our few days in Catania, our last Sicilian destination.
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  • Day28

    And on to Scily

    September 16, 2017 in Italy

    It has felt like a very long day today. We were up early so that we would be packed and ready for the taxi at 7am – we were able to have a coffee at least before it arrived so that was something. I am sure we were taken advantage of as the trip cost 30 euros and we made our way to the harbour by the mist circuitous route – anyway – we were there in plenty of time ready to board the high-speed hydrofoil for Naples. After a bit of a wait we were permitted to board and were soon underway for our 40-minute trip directly across the Bay of Naples. The price was only 15euro ea including baggage and the trip was very smooth. Disembarking in Naples at the Beverello Port, we tossed up taking a taxi versus a shuttle bus. We decided on the taxi and it proved a wise decision – having negotiated a 25euro fare the driver was out to “beat his meter” and made it to the airport in 13 minutes. Although the shuttle would have only cost us a total of 12euros, its estimated transit time was 30 – 35 minutes – this would have been ok if we had had a longer window until departure, however when we arrived we had to queue for over 45 minutes to drop our bags so thank heavens we arrived when we did as we may not have made it before cut off otherwise.
    We boarded our “Alitalia” flight and were soon taking off - I was surprised when they announced “cabin service” although this did turn out to mean a drink of water, soft drink or juice (welcome none-the-less). It seemed that we had barely taken off when suddenly we were told to fasten seatbelts for decent and we started to see amazing views of Mt Etna. The landing was a bit bouncy but we arrived safe and sound and were soon transferring to the terminal via a coach while sweltering in the 32 degree heat – such a nice change from the low to mid 20’s we had been experiencing. Collecting our bags we then went to find the “Alibus” this is an airport bus service that does a loop from the airport, via the station, through the centre of town with multiple drop off points including one which was only a few hundred metres from our accommodation. We purchased the 4euro ticket on the bus and were soon on our way. All up it took about 20 minutes to get to our stop (the ticket would have lasted 90 had we wanted to keep looping around. From there it was only a short walk to the Habitat B&B.
    The accommodation is in Via Teatro Massimo – a wide, pedestrian mall that actually looked kind of scruffy (but as we were to later learn is the hub of “night life” in Catania – thank heavens for double glazing!. We arrived at the rather motheaten door we buzzed and were let in, passing through what looked kind of like a building site to a large glass and metal door. Inside however was a whole new world a really hipster place with clean lines, air conditioning, neutral colours and a really nice room (including a lovely bathroom). The breakfast room was pretty cool and even included a funky coffee machine and all-day croissants and cake. We spent some time getting sorted and then decided to head out to explore the area
    Our first stop was the tourist office where we acquired maps and information about local beaches (also about how to get to Agrigento – but that turned out to be no good as when we googled how to get there, there seemed to be a whole heap of road closures and we are now going to have to cancel the hire car – I am SO over this whole not being able to do stuff, thing!!!!!). From there we walked into town where we found a local market – local produce, all kinds of household stuff and knock off designer items. We wandered there for a while and then headed up Via Etnea, through the Bellini and Roma Gardens, through the Botanical Gardens and then back down via Etnea to a restaurant recommended for dinner.
    We arrived at 7pm as per the website and were informed that they didn’t actually open until 730 – we sat and waited and it was worth it. We ordered a pizza (me; truffle infused mozzarella, mushrooms and spinach sauce) and a Calzone (Kirstin) and a salad to share – WAY WAY too much food the pizza was huge (even though the crust was wafer thing) and the Calzone was perhaps twice the size – thank heavens they allow “doggie bags”! We then wandered - or perhaps staggered - back to the hotel well and truly sated!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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