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Giro d'Italia 2011, Stage 9

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GIRO D'ITALIA STAGE 9 - Sun 15/05/2011
Messina - Etna 169 KM
High Mountain                        WINNER CONTADOR Alberto ESP

ALONG THE WAY

Stage Nine runs through Sicily and includes Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Etna, Milo, Zafferana Etnea and Acireale. Take a look at our selection of articles below which feature some of the places this particular stage of the Giro d'Italia 2011 passes through.

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The offical tourist map of Messina opens with the following lines: "often devastated by all manner of violence, but always rising as a new city from its ashes like the 'Phonecian Arab, (the city) is a very fascinating and emotional human, artisitc and cultural experience". So, where exactly should you…
Learn the culinary traditions and food culture of Sicily through its cuisine and its wines. Enjoy the friendliness of the locals and take cooking lessons, make excursions, taste renowned wines, shop in local markets, see the wildlife, discover an extraordinary Sicily. Please, enquire directly to Hotel Villa Ducale to ask…
Zafferana Etnea has a refined heart and the historical center is located around the huge Piazza Umberto I. At 600 meters above sea level the view of the Ionian Sea from the public gardens is fantastic.
Lava enriched soil is, of course, extremely fertile and an unusual gastronomic trip might take in a circular tour of all the 21 towns circling the volcano.
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