Relais Parco Cavalonga
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Travel Blogs from Ragusa
... tasting CHOCOLATE from Modica!! And a lot of it :-) Modica Is the home of Sicily's Aztec chocolate, You can even witness in shops the process of making it. Fascinating! Can't wait to see the Swiss chocolate factories *hint to Sophie* ;) We made an "Israeli" dinner one night which everyone enjoyed... Even Sophie made "basbusa" Egyptian cake (thank you mummy Esther)! Had a great experience in the local restaurants thanks to Luca & Sylvie, ...
... One for me, and one for the girls, which makes Jo laugh as I say yes really, I'll likely eat one entire tub!!. The rest of the day I'm back by the pool, and before I know it, it's 8pm and we're heading out for dinner.
Surrounded by locals all speaking italian, and not understanding a word, I feel like an alien, but then you have to expect that when visiting a country and you don't speak their language! Jo orders me pasta with tuna, in a tomato ...
... stupidly left these new gorgeous glasses and hope like hell through my entire hot walk back to the cafe that they're still there!
On my walk back to the cafe, which must be about 30min, I discover I have an italian car stalker! Go figure!! He beeps and waves at me, as if he knows me...clearly I don't know anyone here! But he drives twice round the round-about and then stops and speaks in rapid italian, to which I respond non parlane italiano, ...
... another in decorous palazzi.
Finally, here is SE Sicily, the entire region was destroyed by an earthquake in 1695. Within decades, Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Scili and other towns were entirely rebuilt in late Baroque.
We were fortunate to be in Ragusa and Modica during the feast of St. George, their patron saint. Karen's father was named George and he always delighted in knowing the legend of the warrior ...
We began riding on Friday so we have not had much free time. We did encounter "Brown Roads", very old pornography, and chocolate meat.
First, the brown roads: our first rides have been through scenic rural areas on country roads. Sometimes the road was no wider than two tiny cars flanked by pastures on either side marked off by dry stone walls. Our guides noted that because these were country roads through working farms ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking