Travel Blogs from Syracuse
... to the rocking of the ship the day before she had a mid day rehearsal. So we went into Catania which we had already ventured through when I was cruising with my parents. Rosie and I just shopped a bit, go wifi and ate arranchini's (those amazing rice balls that need to come to North America, they are unreal)
I ended up staying in port for awhile after Rochelle went back to the ...
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
... We We walk up to the crater and the landscape is so barren, practically nothing grows here. Because of the low cloud, there isn't even a view of Catania below. We don't stay long at all. I had been looking forward to seeing Etna, but now I wonder why. Even Marty is unimpressed and it doesn't take much to please him. We get back in the car and I'm all for heading back and calling it quits, but Paul wants to push onto a small town at the other end of the island, about fifty kms away. I ...
... in tow, and I took both my brothers-in-law to the "Sala da Barba" (barber shop) run by Salvatore Caccamo, and we all had a haircut and a long, languorous shave. In my father's time, nobody shaved at home - they all went to the barbers every 2-3 days, and a haircut once a week.
Back in Siracusa every morning we were woken by the hubbub from the market below, had breakfast, then either were invited to one of our relatives for a huge ...