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Private Sailing Tour to Cyclops Islands from Catania
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Private Sailing Tour to Cyclops Islands from Catania

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This is Private 6 hours sailing experience (from 10am to 16pm). The boat will be reserved just for you and your guests. We will cruise through the Gulf of Catania, see the Etna and Catania by the sea, sailing along the Coast of the Cyclops, swim in front the Ulisse's Grotto. At Lunch time we will go first in front the medieval Castle of Aci Castello, then we will stop the boat in front of the Faraglioni Rocks near the natural reserve "Isole dei CICLOPI", there you can go dive or snorkeling renting the equipment (Extra option) or have fun swimming around the sailboat in that crystal waters. In the while time we will prepare the lunch on board to let you enjoy a typical sicilian menu prepared on board from our sailor chef. At the end we will set the sail to go back to Catania port and we will provide some sailing notions or we can continue with the party on boat.
US$862.38 per adult
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darthmalik wrote a review Aug 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom20 contributions16 helpful votes
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You can seriously get all you need from the pictures. There's barely any info about the place there and what there is, is only in Italian, so if you don't read/speak Italian you're done for. The Fort itself is fully in ruins, no good examples of architecture that you can't see just walking around the historic part of Palermo. €2 each wasn't much to pay, however I'd much rather have had a coffee or a bottle of water. I know if people don't visit it'll fall into further disrepair, but it's really not worth the effort.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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opossumd wrote a review May 2018
Cervo, Italia1,726 contributions336 helpful votes
La Cuba is a medieval Arab castle shaped like a cube. It is now a ruin, but its massive structure is still there to inspire awe. Unfortunately, no guided tours nor explanations in written form are given. The plates are so worn out, they have become illegible. The wardens are supernumerary, but they seem to do nothing at all, except collect visitors' money. Shame.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Carrie P wrote a review Apr 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom255 contributions83 helpful votes
Perhaps Palermo's administrators thought that one Great Norman palace was enough. This sad remnant of a glorious 'cuboid' palace of the 12th century which stood alongside its own moat and developed gardens doubtless full of Arab citrus legacy, is now redolent of Grand Tour descriptions of 'wasted structures of former glories'. Its roof long gone, its inner floors collapsed, this ruin stands resiliently against the onset of 20th century buildings which crowd their concrete presence against the walls of this former royal residence. The appalling concrete building alongside one of its internal boundary perimeters is even harder to understand, including the ubiquitous concrete which covers its entire footprint - where an orange or citrus grove should be planted - at minimal cost for the city council and to be received with gratitude by the visitor. Alongside this sadly neglected treasure - less than a kilometre walk away, are some of the earliest remains of Sicily's first recorded colonists - the Phoenicians. Dating back to 500BC these punic tombs are open to the visitor - ask at the Cuba's ticket office for someone to accompany you - they need unlocking.Worth the diversion - a rare treat to look ancient death rites in the face. There are things you can do to prepare for a site which has a parlous lack of explanation and even less municipal care given to it. Email Palermo's council #lacuba and inform them that this site is up for a UNESCO status in the historic evolution of Sicily and the architectural legacy of the Normans. It may not do any good, but many raindrops di overcome the mountain of resistance in limestone history.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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KTGP wrote a review Jul 2016
Adelaide, Australia5,912 contributions695 helpful votes
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Built in 1180 by William II, it is a Norman construction but heavy with Islamic influences. This was a grand palace, which must have looked spectacular, standing in its own artificial lake, surrounded by William’s Royal Park. There is not much left of the interior, although the exterior gives some indication of its former glory over 800 years ago. In the 16th century it was used as a hospital for lepers. There is no information in English at the site, so it would be a good idea to read up on it before going. There is a model of the palace, which has seen better days. The added bonus of going to this site, is one of the staff take you down the street about 150 metres to see the Punic Necropolis. The tombs are from 6th century BC, to 3rd century BC and a walkway runs around the perimeter, for viewing. Some of the tombs have been left as they were found, this includes pottery and some skeletal remains. It is permissible to enter into one of the tombs, which includes remains and pottery but a hard hat is required to do so. These are very basic hole in the ground tombs, not like the more elaborate Etruscan tombs. There are numerous boards in English with details about the site. Both of these sites are amazing, the necropolis especially and to see both of them costs €2. Can’t quite figure why this isn’t rated higher than #99 on Tripadvisor.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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Carola K wrote a review Sep 2015
Valkenburg, The Netherlands59 contributions13 helpful votes
Loved to see this. But no English information was availabe. Nobody spoke English. It is absolutely worth a visit. Looks wonderfull, but I wish we could have gotten more background info. We didn't spend a lot of time here.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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