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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Today is beach day, but before going to the beach we would visit a small town (old fisherman village) called Marzememi. first of all the trip that looked easy on the map turned out to be a long trip through forgotten streets in the middle of nowhere. Anyway ultimately we got where we needed to be. As such a nice village, but of this 'old fisherman village' little was left. It looked very touristic (nothing wrong with that) plenty of ...
... with the cathedral was very unique. The cathedral itself used to be an ancient temple that was converted into a church afterwards, but the pillars are still very visible in the church.
From there we went back to our home to have a cooling dive into the little pool and cool down after the heated day. Despite all the nice things we see, the warmth is still a challenge and the amount of water to drink to stay alive ...
... egg plant or cheese filled. Very nice food.
From Modica we went to Noto and made a walk along one of the main streets. Noto is also a baroque city (the nicest probably) but has a different concept, rather than having an old part and a new part, they left the old city and build a new city along 3 main streets. One for the official buildings, one for the rich people and one for the other people. The other streets go ...
... which helps climbing the stairs.
It took us a good 4 hours to do both parts of the city with a drink an between. Despite the fact that these are very nice cities there is a lot of empty houses in both parts. It shows how Sicily is getting empty and young people are going to the main land. These cities are also difficult for modern ways of living with the small streets, the stairs etc.
From there it was another 80 km to get ...
... across its interesting beach area.
There isn't much area for beaches, so they have just put scaffolding out over the water.
Syracuse is linked to Greek mythology with the Fountain of Arethusa.
The kids were fascinated with the story of a nymph named Arethusa and a smitten god called Alpheus and how they ended up entwined in ...