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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, ...
... These sarcophagi date back to the 5th century BC.
From the archaeological park, we went to the island of Ortigia (aka Artemis), which is the historical center of Syracuse.It was judged the best location to build the city due to its natural port and fresh water supply. Once we crossed the bridge to Ortigia, we almost immediately came upon the ruins of the Temple of Apollo from the 6th century BC. This was the oldest known Doric temple ...
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 ...
... with the third ingredient: cheese, anchovies, sliced prosciutto, arugula added at the last minute. eggplant. But you don't see our typical american supreme pizzas.
Pizza and some pastas reflect their origins in La Cucina Povera (Poor People's Food) but they also reflect the long standing social and economic divisions on the island. Sicily developed along two lines: baronial splendor and grinding poverty. The noble cuisine was inclined ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed