Hotel Villa Mediterranea
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... houses. It seems they grow nearly everything in hoop houses here (even grapes). It is probably done to moderate sun and conserve water. We wonder what they do with all the plastic, given the lack of recycling and the problems with garbage in Sicily. The coastal plains and acres of plastic covered hoop houses gave way to mountains small fields neatly divided by stone walls as we approached Modica, a quaint ...
... 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, ...
... is that the temple has an enclosed structure surrounded by columns, whereas the cathedral is an enclosed structure with an inner division of columns. In the Syracuse Cathedral, it is clearly evident that the temple's outer colonnade (peristasis) was enclosed to form the building's exterior walls. The originally, solid walls of the temple within were then carved out to create columns for the Cathedral's arcade. 2500 years of Syracuse's history ...
Day 8 – Friday, June 7: Siracusa. Overnight Siracusa at L'Approdo delle Sirene B&B
Il Bello del Vita
Something is drawing us to spend an extra day here in Siracusa rather than the day in Noto as originally planned. Yes, there are plenty of more places to visit here in Siracusa – and it will be nice to be walking rather than spending precious time in a car - but we’ve discovered that ...
We decided to stay a week in Siracusa in a studio apartment on the island of Ortigia - the older part of Siracusa. After a day or two of familiarising ourselves with Ortigia we hired a car for two days and did an overnight trip to Ragusa (another baroque town about 80-100 km south west from Siracusa). We stayed in Ragusa Ibla, the site of the old town that was largely destroyed by the 1693 earthquake. Ragusa Ibla is very compact compared to the larger and newer Ragusa which is located higher ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility