Emmaus Hotel Gallery

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Emmaus Hotel located not far from the high crater of the Mt Etna volcano, the loved and hated Muntagna, with its spectacular eruptions, the natural avenues of the Etna park, the woods, the wild landscape of the height of the mount and the little villages of Etna below. Views from the hotel include the Ionian coast or the mounted woods of chestnuts and groves leading through 14 stations of religious monuments. Sit on one of the many mossy green benches and take in the private beauty of this easy up and down trailed park. Obvious a very quiet time to visit the hotel as the amenities and attendants scarce at the cafe/bar lounge. Nonetheless the views were spectacular, breakfast buffet typical of the Sicilian-Italian pastry buffet and  the 4 course meals of  lunch and dining were fair. The restaurant staff very attentive and front desk reception welcoming. Our retreat filled us with new experiences, enlightening moments and new acquaintances. 


Via Cassone, 75  95019 Zafferana Etnea Province of Catania, Italy
095 7081888

Please note: all photographs were taken by me other than the 1 ariel view of hotel and 2 photos of myself. 🙂 

Chewing into nature…

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Fawn Day, OOTD

Had a wonderful day touring Agrigento Saturday. It was well worth the 2 hour drive! Although my shoes weren’t very conducive to the earthly grounds,they held up very well! I really wanted to use my new grey suede purse but didn’t have anything grey appropriate for the weather. So instead, I wore jeans with a grey undertone to help mesh colors. I think it worked, right?

Anyway, I’ll be posting a gallery of photos of the historical ruins tour tomorrow!

Fonte Arethusa

Fountain of Arethusa, one of the most important springs in the Hellenic world. It features the Greek myth of Arethusa, one of the nymphs of Artemis, goddess of virginity. The story of Arethusa begins of her bathing in the Aplpheus River near Olympia when she was propositioned by Alpheus, the rivers predatory god. Arethusa who wanted to preserve her virtue asked Artemis for help by turning her into a fountain. Thus transformed she escaped under the sea of Sicily where she emerged as the spring of Fonte Arethusa….

Last post before the weekend everyone. Have a wonderful and safe one. Tomorrow we’ll be hiking along Alcantara Park flowing with the course of the river once we descend by lift down the gorge. On Sunday, it’s American football, football, football and lots of snacking!