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... supplies and then finding a scenic little spot to enjoy our lunch.
We arrived in Noto late afternoon, checked onto our B&B, and wandered through the town. Like most of the towns and cities in southeastern Sicily, Noto was destroyed by the huge earthquake of 1693. It was rebuilt in the baroque architectural style popular at the time, using the ...
... conversation in which neither party seemed to understand anything the other was saying, I told Karen, "I think he's coming to let us in the studio." Sure enough, an older gentleman and younger woman shortly drove up in a terribly beat up old fiat, got out and opened the door, all the while carrying on a very animated conversation. As we looked around the "temperamental artist" stomped around the studio, picking things up and throwing them down, cursing, waving ...
While in Catania we took in a performance of the opera Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi. Of course we couldn't understand a word but by boning up on the basic story line and characters ahead of time (thanks, Wikipedia) it was quite enjoyable. The 125 year-old Teatro Massimo Bellini is spectacular (Vincenzo Bellini is a hometown hero, having been born here in 1801). We sprung for the cheap seats in the "gallery" nose bleed section ...
I will miss the very laid back lifestyle of the Aeolian Islands. The next destination is Catania, Sicily. Its a ferry ride from Lipari to Milazzo. Bus from Milazzo to Messina, then another bus to Catania.
The road from Messina to Catania hugs the coast, very nice and green but it seems you spend a lot of time in tunnels.
Catania is a rather interesting and fascinating place. It is full of cathedrals and churches, Roman ruins and some wonderful architecture. It is like a ...
I am still amazed and in awe of what civilisations of thousands of years ago built, and that so many still remain. In Siracusa there was an archaeological area which was a quarry for stone for buildong, probably from about 3000 years ago. It was a closed quarry which collapsed in an earthquake so what we see today is as if the roof collapsed. There was also an amphitheatre, ...
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