B&B Tre Archi Ortigia
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... 20 metres into the sea and still stand without any problem.
So we stayed there for a while, took some dives in the nice water and enjoyed the relaxed life.
After that we went back to our home and further on to visit Noto (the other street) and found a very nice restaurant. Lots of locals, lots of different dishes from what we used to have and a nice atmosphere.
With that our journey in Noto is over, tomorrow we leave for the north eastern part...
... with the cathedral was very unique. The cathedral itself used to be an ancient temple that was converted into a church afterwards, but the pillars are still very visible in the church.
From there we went back to our home to have a cooling dive into the little pool and cool down after the heated day. Despite all the nice things we see, the warmth is still a challenge and the amount of water to drink to stay alive ...
... egg plant or cheese filled. Very nice food.
From Modica we went to Noto and made a walk along one of the main streets. Noto is also a baroque city (the nicest probably) but has a different concept, rather than having an old part and a new part, they left the old city and build a new city along 3 main streets. One for the official buildings, one for the rich people and one for the other people. The other streets go ...
... which helps climbing the stairs.
It took us a good 4 hours to do both parts of the city with a drink an between. Despite the fact that these are very nice cities there is a lot of empty houses in both parts. It shows how Sicily is getting empty and young people are going to the main land. These cities are also difficult for modern ways of living with the small streets, the stairs etc.
From there it was another 80 km to get ...
... to the acropolis (high place) where the amphitheatre is. Built by the Greeks out of limestone, it still stands but has been added to so as to be used in modern day. There is a giant quarry in the limestone, and dug out caves. This was used as a prison.
When Romans took control they killed Archimedes. Naughty Romans!
Then we walked over a bridge to the island of Ortygia, to see the ...