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... a nice and open square (who wants to eat in an open square in the middle of the sun at 35 degrees ?
We strolled through the village and then went to the beach.
Beaching seems to be a life style for most Sicilians, after some extensive searching we found a nice spot, where there were not too many weeds in the sea and installed ourselves amongst the locals.
The sea was beautiful, the water was warm - really warm- beach was sandy and you could walk for ...
... 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 ...
... to any of the buildings around it. The inside of the cathedral was large and spacious, with a giant altar located at the back center of the room. There were smaller side rooms located down the walls of the cathedral that mostly served as a separate place for prayer and worship. There was a room in the back corner of the cathedral dedicated to two saints, in which the names I don't remember, with ...
... a moment! Harvey and Karen tried it after and I was able to hear them also. So cool. I read in the guidebook that "The Ear" was probably built by quarry bosses to spy on their workers, who were slaves. We were fortunate in our time, to test it out just for fun.
In the Roman ampitheatre, used about 3rd century AD, we found some stones to sit, eat our sandwiches and have something cold to drink. A security guard came over and told us that ...
... a wheel chair these days and not the spritely woman I met 22 years ago. In all there are 5 sisters including my mother and Zia Congettina.
Sara and Pina took Zia Graziella and myself out for dinner that night to a restaurant called "Ficodindia" and I had chosen poorly. They don't make steaks in Sicily like they do in Australia.
The Steak Florentine would have been the best choice, but they are one of the most expensive choices on the menu.