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... and medieval. As a port city and major player in the trade routes it became a very influential city. It is home to Archimedes the great mathematician. Eventually Siracusa fell to the Roman Empire but because of its prominence in trade it still thrived and became a center formChristians as is evident in the many catacombs. Beautiful city with wonderful ...
... Christmas Day nears, Signor (our chef) is debating what to cook. He decides to go for the traditional and approach the local "macellai" to find a "tacchino corona", chipolatas and bacon. I wish him luck and I'll let you know, I'm looking forward to having the left overs on Boxing Day.
Nel frattempo, un Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo,
Bruno (Il Cano e Responsabile della Sicurezza)
... with ripening lemons. I am left to wander freely without the dreaded tether. This is paradise.
A minor fracas.
Wonderful as this site is, there was a problem parking up. Signor had a bit of a scuffle with one of the lemon trees. The lemon tree, tough spiky little fellow, came off best leaving a bit of a gash on the side of the motorhome. But what an inventive marvel Signor is, if I do say so myself. He finds the top of ...
... a hidden secret place with old homes that had been bombed during WWII. I decided to go swimming. Lots of sharp rocks covered in moss. I actually slipped and fell in. Today my toes are purple. Haha! Do I care? Not really.
Spent a couple hours at the beach and got a ride back to the city with our driver, Claudio. Stopped for a lemon drink ...
... while not specifically on the menu, the chef agreed to make it. Excellent selection and we were highly satisfied with the result. Postscript on Ponte Guerriere
On our way to Scicli we passed under this bridge, the closest of the two large ones near Modica. Even though this is the smaller of the two, up close it is still a really big bridge. Simply amazing piece of engineering and an indication of how serious they take ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services