Artemare Vacanze

Address: Riviera Dionisio il Grande 82, Syracuse, Sicily, 96100, Italy | B&B
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    The Right Way and the Sicilian Way

    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 25, 2015

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    After a few weeks in Sicily I'm starting to figure a few things out. It's becoming clear that there is a Right Way to do things (aka, the "American Way"), and then there is the Sicilian Way. Here are a few examples.

    The Right Way to buy Fruits and Vegetables: Walk into the supermarket. If it's November then it's the perfect time to buy some asparagus because you'll be helping the ...

    The BaroqueTowns of Southeast Sicily

    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 24, 2015

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    ... gearbox and properly spaced foot-pedals, making redlining and gear-shifting on the tight and steep roads pure joy). But hey, the freedom thing still applies.

    And the countryside is gorgeous. Much of Sicily is very rugged terrain, whether along the shoreline or far inland. We traveled the narrow, steep and windy roads, stopping in the little villages ...


    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 23, 2015

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    ... may gather, at least four of them will be talking at the same time and all will be gesticulating wildly). I wouldn't want to be here in August, but September and October or maybe April through June sounds pretty good.

    Anyway, Siracusa was a great few days. Now we pick up our rental car and will be traveling the back roads of southern and western Sicily for the next ten days or so. Already seems like our time here is growing too short.


    Sicily, Part Due (do-way)

    A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 21, 2015

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    ... Sicily a few years later by a government that feared their growing wealth, power and influence.

    The monastery fell into the hands of the Commune of Catania (aka the City), sat empty for decades, and was eventually turned over to the University of Catania. The university has done an amazing job of sensitively and faithfully converting the beautiful old spaces, some of them dating from the 16th century, into classroom, ...

    Catania, Sicily

    A travel blog entry by brenton-alan on Oct 18, 2015

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    ... working museum. My only grip is the place is rather dirty, it seems there cannot be any deterrents to litter. There is litter everywhere, plus you must be careful walking on the footpaths as people do not pick up after their dog does a ****.
    One thing i have noticed is that it is rare to see an undamaged car. From dents to scratches, from old to new, all have some sort of accident damage.

    Have been lucky with the weather, every day has been in the mid 20's, and cools off ...