Hotel Villa Giulia
Travel Blogs from Noto
Flew from Bolognia to Palermo Sicily. Maggi was a trooper on this hour and a half jaunt. Rented a car and drove across the island to Agrigento. Stayed in a resort villa overlooking the Concordia ruins, dating back to 5 BC. Described as Athens with improvements these ruins state the opulence of the of Agrigento before the conquering by the Carthiginians, Romans , ...
... Christmas Day nears, Signor (our chef) is debating what to cook. He decides to go for the traditional and approach the local "macellai" to find a "tacchino corona", chipolatas and bacon. I wish him luck and I'll let you know, I'm looking forward to having the left overs on Boxing Day.
Nel frattempo, un Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo,
Bruno (Il Cano e Responsabile della Sicurezza)
... pool. I am hoping the security cameras picked it up. Keep an eye out for a couple of old giggling wrinklies on U Tube.
Ortigia (Siricusa), Noto e Modica
They let me accompany them around these wonderful, architecturally exuberant, towns. A description would do them little justice, a visit is a must.
We are intending to rent a villa around this area in the winter.
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... a hidden secret place with old homes that had been bombed during WWII. I decided to go swimming. Lots of sharp rocks covered in moss. I actually slipped and fell in. Today my toes are purple. Haha! Do I care? Not really.
Spent a couple hours at the beach and got a ride back to the city with our driver, Claudio. Stopped for a lemon drink ...
... moved back a couple of hundred metres.
Take the southern tip of Sicily and scribe a 20 km radius arc left and right of that point from the south coast to the east coast and you will define the main tomato growing area on the island. We came across literally thousands of plastic greenhouses stretching as far as the eye could see from the road, all filled with tomato plants. That is a lot of tomatoes, ...