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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...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Today we woke up early to get to Syracuse which is on the Eastern side of the Island. We left our little house early to end up in the middle of a traffic jam close to Syracuse. Despite the traffic we reached a parking spot close to the archeological park an dropped the car there. Temperature was rising already substantially. Although our parking was a good one, it was on the ...
Monday, July 27, 2015
As we are just past the middle of our trip and staying in this place for 4 nights, the plan was to clean out the dirty cloths and do a day of washing. White things went well and things were done in a minimum of time and given the weather dry in a few hours. Colored wash was a different story, all went into the machine, but the machine would never go to the end of ...
... statue of the goddess Athena and which served as a beacon to sailors out to sea. In 1693 an earthquake caused the destruction of most of the Temple and in the 18th century the Baroque Cathedral was built over the site.
Entrance is free of charge and the Duomo is open daily from 8.00 am. The interior of the cathedral is exquisite and the remains of the 26 Doric columns of the temple of Athena are still in place.
... Europe. Although, according to an inscription, the temple honored Apollo, Cicero wrote that it was dedicated to Artemis. In either case, the temple was later used as a Byzantine church in 700 AD and later turned into a Mosque, but turned back into a church under the Normans. Unfortunately, the structure was mostly destroyed in an earthquake in 1693.
The main shopping district of Ortigia begins right after the temple ruins. We soon came ...