We made it to the city! We took a taxi to Catania, Maximus was our driver. This was the nicest taxi ride I have ever been in. Brand new Mercedes van with leather and wood grain...Maximus is in style! So we arrived to Catania and were amazed by the architecture!! This was our first time in Europe and couldn't believe how old these builidings really are. We walked for miles and the shopping never ended! The stores were beautiful :) So I bought my frist Italian outfit, Italians really do have good style. We then had dinner at Cafe Duomo which was a very nice restaurant recommended by Maximus. We asked for the wine list and the waiter brought a wood binder with at least 25 hand written pages of wines! haha.. We told him we needed some help picking a good Sicilian wine from those 25 pages. Dinner and wine were delicious. The city sure beats the Navy Lodge!