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... of Acitrezza for dinner. It was Sunday night and the town square was full of people. Many Italian cities have festivals for their patron saint during the summer, so we think that is what it was. We just happened to come upon a small chorus concert in front of a church so we sat and listened for awhile. They sang several popular Italian songs, as well as songs by The Beatles and Frank Sinatra (sung in English) This was a great end ...
... We tasted 5 different wines, one with grapes only grown on Mt. Etna. Unfortunately we were in a bit of a rush because we had to meet our tour of Mt. Etna at the hotel, and it was going to take some time to get there. We definitely didn't want to miss it.
We got to the Sheraton in Catania with 30 minutes to spare. Just enough time to check in and change into some warmer clothes for the tour. Emanuel picked ...
... run by Sandro, a legend of a guy. We got our first taste of "real" Italian food and it most certainly didn't disappoint. Antipasti plates, potato gnocchi, zucchini pasta and some of the most delicious wine all hand picked by either an Australian wine maker, a Sicilian wine maker or Sandro the sommelier so we only had the best. After that we had a wander through the near by town of randazzo and got some gelati and fresh "flat" peaches off ...
... cream and visited a Greek theatre which was built in the third century BC which is 300 years before Jesus.Then was a German man singing Opera on the stage. He was very good. Then we wandered the shops.It was formal night on the boat so we all got dressed up for dinner then the ...
We woke up a little earlier today to make the hour long trip to Noto, famous for its Baroque architecture, almonds and the gelateria that purportedly makes the best ice-cream in the world! I have to bribe the girls with either the promise of shopping or something nice to eat if I expect them to traipse through Duomo after Duomo, or climb unendingly steep hills in search of castles and mosaics. I cunningly kept the address of Gelateria Costanza until the end of our visit, ...
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