Wonderful panoramic view
Posted May 15, 2015
We easily found street parking. It is a dead end street with a circle at the end to turn around in.
There is only one restaurant nearby and we got a very good pizza there for dinner and ate it in our room, watching the sun set over Etna with a bottle of fine local wine.
Each morning we walked down the mountain. There are 2 stairs, one scenic and fairly free of road crossings and the other more citified. I found recycling bins half-way down on the scenic path, so we brought our bottles with us to recycle. We visited Isla Bella, the Greek ruins, ate arancini and lots of granitas, usually lunching in town and having a light lunch with the beautiful view from the hotel. If you go outside the walls near the main bus station, there are some reasonable restaurants where the locals eat that serve what they call a "tourist menu". I negotiated grouper instead of the standard sword fish that is so pupular in Sicily.
The last night we are at the aforementioned restaurant, shared an apetizer and shared a pasta. We each orderer a secondi. I had a wonderful fish. It was a really great meal.