Hotel Villa Favorita
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... a nice and open square (who wants to eat in an open square in the middle of the sun at 35 degrees ?
We strolled through the village and then went to the beach.
Beaching seems to be a life style for most Sicilians, after some extensive searching we found a nice spot, where there were not too many weeds in the sea and installed ourselves amongst the locals.
The sea was beautiful, the water was warm - really warm- beach was sandy and you could walk for ...
... of the park and we had to walk to the complete other side. From there we explored the park: the teatro Greco and ancient greek theatre that is now used for re-enactments of the old plays, the area where the stones were excavated by the slaves, the ear of Dyonisis, and so on. A number of places that were brought together in the park some of which were very nice, others very cool given the shade in the area.
... It would not finish, so we tried different other programs, to get to the end, but even when it reached an end point it wouldn't open. So we tried and tried and tried and finally around noon time we were successful. Cloths back !
So we left our home around 12.15 pm to drive to Modico, another baroque city here in the neighborhood. Arrived there around 1 pm –which is the lucky time as you don’t have ...
... somewhere in the late 1696 there has been a very severe earthquake and most of the villages of that time were demolished. Some people decided to reconstruct the ‘old’ village, whereas others opted to build a new village closeby. Today we visited Ragusa, which has a new part and an old part called Ragusa Ibla, referring to the fact that it is the lower part of the city.
We walked from new – where we parked the ...
The Roman Amphitheatre
Carmelo during our briefing had joked with us about the shapes of the ancient Greek and Roman amphitheatres. "The Romans learnt about the "shell shaped" theatres from the Greeks. They concluded that if a shell shape was a good idea, then two shells forming an ellipse shape would be twice as good!".
Wedged between the Greek Theatre and the Altar of Heron II lies the sad, silent and somewhat overgrown ...