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... were quite picturesque. Horticulture is the major industry of Sicily and it's enabled by the minerals from the volcanic ash which makes for very fertile land. So the locals view Etna positively. Artificial fertiliser is banned here. The soil has unique characteristics that for example produce blood red coloured orange skins. They have distinctive wines as well. So orchards are a common sight and in general while the land looks dry, it is well vegetated, with a mix of ...
... made of shaved ice mixed with fruit juices or other flavorings, like almond. It being a particulalry hot and sunny day, the granita was a VERY welcome reprieve.
After lunch, we headed back to the main land to explore the archaeological park of the Neapolis in Siracusa. This is the main historical attraction of the area, including the largest Greek theatre on Sicily. It is located high on a hill overlooking the town and ...
... and those grey clouds looming over head don't seem to be going anywhere. Plus, the sorry looks we got at the ticket office when asking about our chances were definitely not encouraging ones.
Next, I try my luck in Catania, and call up the B & B we will be staying at the next night. I crossed my fingers that they had a place for us, even a closet will do, so we can extend our stay an extra night. And they do. Forget the ...
Met at the bus stop by my phone ringing. Roberto piled us all plus bags into his little merc, I was sitting on graham bag.
Apartment lovely but quite a few step, 4th floor. Lucky Roberto carried jen n my bags. Fabulous balcony/roon top patio were we breakfast watching the rich n famous in their yachts.
Only 28/30 here - cool.
Walked to the parque archeologico. Huge greek/roman ruins in the middle of the new city.
roman roads, huge ...
Sooo hot!! I got up early because I wanted to get out and explore the town (and talk to Adrian) so I got up, ate and was out the door by 9am! I was all excited and keen and full of energy only to realise that like many other European countries Sunday is a day of doing nothing. Meaning nothing was open, not even the tourist centre! So there goes that plan! I walked around for a bit, tried to find a beach, however I am right near where the boats dock and so I would have to walk for ages ...