B&B Tre Archi Ortigia
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... br> The Right Way to Build a City: Find a really flat area. Since that's likely to be farmland, tear out the fruit trees and plow under the row crops. We can always get our food from really exotic, faraway places like Chile and the Central Valley. Why do you think God invented deisel 18 wheelers, anyway? Build your city. Since your really flat former farmland got that way because the river that created ...
... golden colored sandstone. The monumental churches and municipal buildings are simply stunning in the late afternoon light. After admiring the main buildings and piazzas we wandered away from the main center and found a little wine bar where we enjoyed a few glasses, some antipasti and conversation with a young British couple spending there last night in Sicily. So sad.
Finally out of the rain and on the train headed for Siracusa, we feasted on the picnic put together from the Catania fish market and a little bakery on our rainy route to the station. By the time we arrived in Syracusa the rain had stopped and the skies started to clear.
From the station we walked the kilometer or two to our B&B, over the bridge into the island of Ortigia, the oldest part of Siracusa. Winding cobbled streets ...
... 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, ...
... evening, making it nice for long walks.
I have enjoyed taking part in the Sicilian way of life. I cannot believe at how lucky the Italians are when it comes to fresh produce, and how cheap it is. The peaches, nectarines and apricots are amazing and for under $2 a kilo. I even saw peaches the other day, freshly picked for 80 cents a kilo. And you dont have to look far for a fruit stall as they are on nearly every street corner. I have loved being able to eat so much fresh fruit.