Villa dei Papiri
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... rampant speculation on the tuna preservation and, in later years, canning processes.
Our hike ultimately brought us to a very pretty and remote beach in a small bay formed by two rocky headlands. But by the time we arrived the nice warm sun that had us peeling layers as we hiked was hiding behind clouds, and the sea breeze kept the beach a bit cool. Filled with optimism, ...
... it ain't there. Second, don't even think of touching that peach unless you're really into high drama and being ostracized in public. Tell the man (yup, they're all men) what you want. (Hold up your thumb for one. If you hold up your index finger he will assume the thumb, and you just bought two.) Once the man knows what you want, he will place it in a bag and take your pennies. You will bite into it ...
We picked up our rental car in Siracusa, made a quick run back up to Catania (short but boring story) then searched out the backroads and scenic routes in a roundabout drive to Noto. Happy to have the independence only a car can provide after relying on public transportation for several weeks. The busses and trains we've used have worked well and have been easy to negotiate. ...
... one upon the other. Diocletian's Ear, named by Caravaggio for its shape and auditory characteristics is a man-excavated cave said to have played host to Diocletian's political prisoners during the 4th century BC. Another of these "caves" excavated nearly 2500 years ago was, due to its advantageous length and humidity, used as a rope-making factory up until the widespread adoption of synthetic rope in the 1950's. Very impressive.
As we ...
... throughout Sicily, which was a necessary defence against many invaders. Unfortunately it didn't help withstand mother nature's earthquakes. In Sicily a town or village is considered 'contempory' if it is only 400 years old! We stayed overnight at the Hotel Poggio del Sole, which was out of town so we ate at their restaurant. Our group was served salad and far too many ...