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Friendly staff.. good location..comfortable room.. Beautiful Syracuse
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The Right Way to buy Wine in a Restaurant: Decide what you will be eating. Carefully peruse the wine list for a bottle that will complement your food choices. Try to decide whether you really need to make the mortgage payment this month. Find a bottle you're familiar with and like, and that you know is reasonably priced. In a wine shop, that is. Doing ...
... supplies and then finding a scenic little spot to enjoy our lunch.
We arrived in Noto late afternoon, checked onto our B&B, and wandered through the town. Like most of the towns and cities in southeastern Sicily, Noto was destroyed by the huge earthquake of 1693. It was rebuilt in the baroque architectural style popular at the time, using the ...
... 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.
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... roasted in their skins, deeply blackened on the outside but smokey and delicious on the inside. Karen made an incredible salad with them adding only a little salt and olive oil, which we devoured on our train ride to Siracusa along with some bread, cheese and grapes (both the delicious sweet fresh variety, and the also delicious dry fermented variety).
They say it is the mothers and grandmothers who, thorough their ...
... to the human ear, with the great acoustic phenomenon of the echo, is located in the Latomy of Paradise. Tales about the use of the latomies as state prisons and stories about the most famous tyrant of the history of Syracuse, Dionysus [who ruled from 406 to 367 BC], inspired the fantasy of the notorious painter Michelangelo Merisi from Carvaggio, who during his stay in Syracuse in 1608 turned the name of the cave from the ‘Talking Grotto’ to ...