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My last day in Sicily is a good one! We arrive at Zia Ester's house in Siracusa and only stay long enough to drop off Marta so she can help cook. Nuccio and I walk the perimeter of Isla di Ortegia, which is a beautiful part of downtown Siracusa, another UNESCO site. It is surrounded by the Ionian Sea's clear, turquoise waters. We see fountains, churches and eat ice cream (Don't tell! We still ate ...
... 2-7, ace=1, queen=8, jack=9, king=10
deal each player 3 cards and place 4 in the middle, face up
pick up like cards or add them up to pick up with a card in your hand (if there's an ace and a 5, pick up with your 6, but if there are two 4's and a queen, you must pick up the queen first)
first player with 12 points wins. scoring:
over 21 cards= 1 point
scopa (clearing the board)= 1 point
gold 7= 1 point
most 7's= 1 point
... south for Siracusa, about 150kms away. It's nearly 4 years since I've been to Sicily and a lot had changed as far as the road south was concerned.
In the past you got to Catania quickly enough on the autostrada, but then you had to drive on the old 2-lane road the 60kms to Siracusa, which could easily take around 1 1/2 hours if you were caught behind a slow moving vehicle (although it was always fun to try and pass on the narrow windy roads).
... from. We only saw a stork and heron, but it was all along the coast marshes and I bet it is beautiful in the spring time. From there we were going to go to Avola, but decided to skip it and head straight to Ortigia, and we are glad we did as the streets, although beautiful and scenic were one way and crazy. Took us an hour of circling through the portal to find our destination. Once again I hoofed it to find our nights lodging, and it was easily ...
... visiting old broken rocks in Siracusa, a Granita gladly fixed the smiles on our faces. :) And so the story continues in the town of Taormina, where our bus dropped us of in the presence of a Granita stand which was just calling our names, destiny was evident so our wallets were opened and our mouths consumed. Later that day we visited the town of Savoca, and in a small bar which was used as a set in the Godfather, a legend was found. Sour and cool. Watching people walk ...