Hotel Mercure Siracusa Prometeo
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... expressed above. Walking to the ship about 3pm we saw Tina and Andrew who happened to be returning from their walk around town and their opinions of Catania were the same. We had lunch on the stern deck and were still there at 5pm as the ship departed, of course with Craig doing the blog and for the first time using the ships slow expensive internet to access emails and upload yesterday's blog - it cost US$22 - given we had no time today to use a cafe with wifi. ...
... which to run for our ride. Luckily, we made it.On sun-baked bus nap later and we found ourselves on the edge of town in Siracusa. Again, not near any bus terminal or signpost of any kind, and certainly not near the "convenient" shuttle bus that the tour books promised would be ready and waiting to whisk us away! Does it really need to be so hard? We wandered around enough and asked around enough that we finally did find a shuttle, but not the ...
... and those grey clouds looming over head don't seem to be going anywhere. Plus, the sorry looks we got at the ticket office when asking about our chances were definitely not encouraging ones.
Next, I try my luck in Catania, and call up the B & B we will be staying at the next night. I crossed my fingers that they had a place for us, even a closet will do, so we can extend our stay an extra night. And they do. Forget the ...
... 4 sacrifice n greek teatro. A long road with caves/rooms in the side cliff for storing bodies.
Lots of other natural displays but ended with the supposed tomb of archimedes.
Back to our little haven of Ortigia 4 siesta n drinks.
Stroll around the water front n down a few alleys to a little restaurant.
Sardines 4 me squid ink pasta 4 jeff , unfortunately I didn't take my tablet so cannot send u an image!!
keeping up our fluids.
Ann n ...
... and crackers and cheese which I ate half of for lunch. I also got a 1.5L bottle of what I thought was water but actually turned out to be lemonade! By 5pm the sun had gone behind some clouds so I decided to brave the heat again and do some site seeing! I'm right in the centre of town so I saw the Basilica Carhedral, Palazzp Biscari, Sammartini and Zappala as well as a big park called Guardino Bellini which was really nice! Then it was the part I was most excited for.. Arancini ...