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... lunch). Chiesa di Santa Lucia al Sepolcro has the first Caravaggio painting I've seen outside of a museum, and it's beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. We visit the Duomo which is built on top of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Finally we see Apollo's Temple, built in 600 BC, which seems oddly out of place in the city center.
I'll miss my Italian family! Hope to see you again soon.
... Nuccio's Biscotti Recipe
600 grams cake flour
250 grams sugar
1 small bag of yeast
make a mountain with a hole in it and fill with:
1 cup of seed oil
mix together by hand, adding milk as needed
roll into ball and divide in 2
roll each have into a sausage and cut into 3
roll again and cut each into 2 biscuits- roll or braid
*How to play Scopa (2 players):
Tropea is only about 100kms from Sicily, but the going was very slow because of roadworks, and I could see my father visibly frustrated by the time we were taking to get there. We finally reached the ferry at Villa San Giovanni, crossed the strait (the normal tradition for Sicilians is to eat an arancino as a sort of "rite of passage" prior to arriving, but we missed it this time), wended our way through Messina to the autostrada, and ...
I had my 1st ride in a police car, lol mom will be proud ! nothing bad my BMW broke down and I had to give them my gps and they took me back to the hotel . I thought it was because I passed them at 170' but they were kind to help me. What is the chance a Renault would have caught me. ...
... at a place recommended by our host and it was great...more raviolis and ignocci. We are on a kick! Who has the best in the land! The streets were windy, but not as bad as some of the other places we have visited, but we certainly did get lost trying to leave for Siracusa. Poor Lloyd. He will be so glad when this driving madness is over. From Noto, we decided to go to the Vendicare Reserve on the way to Siracusa. A lovely place where birds migrate ...