Il Glicine

Address: Via Savonarola 104, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Syracuse

The Right Way and the Sicilian Way

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 25, 2015

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... your food choices. Choose whatever Sicilian bottle that strikes your fancy, confident that: 1) it will not be more than $25, more likely $15-$20; 2) it will be delicious; and 3) the restaurant's markup will be about $5. Feeling flush? Why not splurge on something imported, maybe something from Italy. You might pay $40 or $50 for something really special. Guess what the restaurant's take is. About $5.
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The BaroqueTowns of Southeast Sicily

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 24, 2015

7 photos

... independence thing and spur-of-the-moment decision-making do provide a different kind of freedom in travel.



Our car is a Lancia Ypsilon. Twelve-hundred cc's of brute power (just don't turn on the AC if you want to make it up the next hill). Not nearly as much fun to drive as the equally under-powered Fiat Punto we rented in Tuscany way back in 1998 (it had ...

Siracusa

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 23, 2015

1 comment, 14 photos

... come back in an hour or so to get one for ourselves. We made it about 40 meters before we both simultaneously realized that it would be too risky to wait (we'd been burned by midday siesta closures already) so we went strait back and got in line. Got our sandwich, bought a bottle of wine and took it back to the rooftop terrace of our B&B for lunch. Fantastic.


One of the more unusual and interesting sites in Ortigia is the Casa Bianca ...

Sicily, Part Due (do-way)

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 21, 2015

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... phone and I using mine, he asked where we were going and when the ten minutes stretched towards twenty, he suggested we take the bus rather than walk. Sounded like a good idea, so when the rain finally slowed a bit we said goodbye and headed for the large bus stand we had passed on our way into town a few days earlier. As we were searching for the specific bus we needed, a gentleman asked if we needed a taxi. We gratefully said yes and hopped ...

Catania, Sicily

A travel blog entry by brenton-alan on Oct 18, 2015

15 photos

... working museum. My only grip is the place is rather dirty, it seems there cannot be any deterrents to litter. There is litter everywhere, plus you must be careful walking on the footpaths as people do not pick up after their dog does a ****.
One thing i have noticed is that it is rare to see an undamaged car. From dents to scratches, from old to new, all have some sort of accident damage.

Have been lucky with the weather, every day has been in the mid 20's, and cools off ...