Cuore di Palme
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... 1998 it has erupted at least once a year. The worst event in this time left the locals wearing face masks for 3 months, using umbrella's when outside to protect them from the ash, and clearing ash everyday from houses and roads. Etna is always smoking as it clearly was today before hazy cloud set in across our part of Sicily. Shortly after leaving Sicily it had turned to a lightning and thunder show. And volcano's aren't the end of the terrors this island holds as it's ...
At least it didin't come down to a coin toss, as both options had great things going for them, but in the end, we chose to spend the day wandering through the town of Siracusa and Ortigia, rather than the seaside resort of Taormina.
First, we packed up our bags for our room change - the only downside of showing up in Catania one day early - and headed downstairs for one of the most extensive(and delicious) Buffet breakfasts I've ever seen ...
... 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 ...
... 4 sacrifice n greek teatro. A long road with caves/rooms in the side cliff for storing bodies.
Lots of other natural displays but ended with the supposed tomb of archimedes.
Back to our little haven of Ortigia 4 siesta n drinks.
Stroll around the water front n down a few alleys to a little restaurant.
Sardines 4 me squid ink pasta 4 jeff , unfortunately I didn't take my tablet so cannot send u an image!!
keeping up our fluids.
Ann n ...
... and crackers and cheese which I ate half of for lunch. I also got a 1.5L bottle of what I thought was water but actually turned out to be lemonade! By 5pm the sun had gone behind some clouds so I decided to brave the heat again and do some site seeing! I'm right in the centre of town so I saw the Basilica Carhedral, Palazzp Biscari, Sammartini and Zappala as well as a big park called Guardino Bellini which was really nice! Then it was the part I was most excited for.. Arancini ...