Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... villages, it's OK with me. Beautiful place.
Drove from Marzamemi to Modica and checked into our B&B located in an elegant old renovated Palazzo on the main drag. Gorgeous old building run by a family that is apparently trying to keep the old beauty alive. Strolled the old town, climbing the 250 steps to the old cathedral and then did the passeggiata along with the townies.
... some southern hemisphere country. But today we want some fruit. The peaches look pretty good. Pick one up and squeeze it. Hard as a rock? Try another one. And another. All of them hard as rocks? Buy one anyway, because that three bucks is burning a hole in your pocket and because they look so good and maybe it will ripen on the kitchen counter. Then you can enjoy picking around all the bruised parts caused ...
... gearbox and properly spaced foot-pedals, making redlining and gear-shifting on the tight and steep roads pure joy). But hey, the freedom thing still applies.
And the countryside is gorgeous. Much of Sicily is very rugged terrain, whether along the shoreline or far inland. We traveled the narrow, steep and windy roads, stopping in the little villages ...
... Jewish baths built during Roman times but closed around 1492 and only rediscovered 25 years ago. Used for ritual cleansing purposes, the baths were built in at the location of an earlier Greek well, about 60 feet below street level. When Jews were expelled from Sicily in the 15th century, the entrance was bricked over and the Mikvah was only rediscovered during a renovation of the Casa Bianca, now a high-end hotel.
Next morning we left ...
I am still amazed and in awe of what civilisations of thousands of years ago built, and that so many still remain. In Siracusa there was an archaeological area which was a quarry for stone for buildong, probably from about 3000 years ago. It was a closed quarry which collapsed in an earthquake so what we see today is as if the roof collapsed. There was also an amphitheatre, ...