Hotel Relais Modica
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- Continental Breakfast
- Smoking rooms available
- Multilingual staff
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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After breakfast we loaded the car and headed toward the Riserva Naturale Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari, a nature preserve of extensive wetlands, rocky shoreline and beaches punctuated with the ruins of an old tuna processing plant and even older Roman coastal observation tower. We had heard the flamingoes had arrived on their annual transit through the area and were hoping to see them and ...
... every so often, build dikes and dams so we can keep our feet dry. The fish won't like it much, but why do you think God invented factory trawlers?
The Sicilian Way to Build a City: Build it on top of a hill, idiota. Farmland is for food. What, you don't like to eat? You mama droppa you onna you head?
The Right Way to Elect your Leaders: Don't get me started.
... independence thing and spur-of-the-moment decision-making do provide a different kind of freedom in travel.
Our car is a Lancia Ypsilon. Twelve-hundred cc's of brute power (just don't turn on the AC if you want to make it up the next hill). Not nearly as much fun to drive as the equally under-powered Fiat Punto we rented in Tuscany way back in 1998 (it had ...
... the hotel just magically show up. Just point and click. Google knows everything about us. Sure hope Google and Santa Clause don't compare notes.
After settling in to our room we went out to stroll the island and to find something to eat.
Ortigia is heavily influenced by tourism, but for some reason I found it quite charming rather than tacky like many other tourism-dominated towns. Part of it was, I think, a true local artist ...
... maximise acoustics, and it overlooked a marshland then to the harbour. The ancient Greeks also liked a view beyond the stage, perhaps because the show went for upto 12 hours. They had all the facilities, including a spring-fed water supply which came through an underground tunnel, 40kms away! The Island of Ortigia was a small baroque old city centre of Siracusa. We ...