Villa Cannizzo Hotel
Travel Blogs from Modica
We woke up a little earlier today to make the hour long trip to Noto, famous for its Baroque architecture, almonds and the gelateria that purportedly makes the best ice-cream in the world! I have to bribe the girls with either the promise of shopping or something nice to eat if I expect them to traipse through Duomo after Duomo, or climb unendingly steep hills in search of castles and mosaics. I cunningly kept the address of Gelateria Costanza until the end of our visit, ...
... tennis -I'll try and get a pic. While Lia worked on her sandcastle, I spied on these exotic animals. What amazes me about Italians, and I've said it before, is how self-possessed they are and uncomfortable in their skins, especially when they are wearing little else. This is understandable in the 40+ this-is-as-good-as-it-gets-baby cohort, but teenagers? They're meant to be so self-conscious and insecure! Not these beautiful creatures, they wear the smallest ...
... no improvement in her rash..... We were at our wits end!
We arrived at Il Poggio delle Cicale at lunchtime and were greeted by our most gracious hosts, Angelo and Lella..... Our every need had been catered for in this modern but at the same time rustic, beach bungalow, 400m from the beach... Wine in the fridge and fresh focaccia bought for us for lunch!
We spent the afternoon unpacking and hungrily consuming wifi like crazed drug addicts..... Skype calls ...
... to cry tears. These tears were filmed and verified as human tear drops by three independent labs. The relief was checked by experts for fraud and they could not identify any. They built a new church for this object and the church is truly spectacular. The relief of Mary is very small but beautiful. This has been the first modern Catholic church we have been in. We then continued to Ragusa and stopped to look at ...
... situation. I waited in the middle of nowhere, middle of the night, with no people in sight. Luckily my hosts were very nice, they picked me up -- which was around 15 minutes drive to Ragusa.
Exploring in the ShadowsI woke up early and was up and about exploring around 7:30 AM. The streets were deserted. I could only the sound of birds and clanging of bells and the gurgling of water fountains. It felt very peaceful. Very nice way to start ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service