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... you've died and gone to heaven.
The Right Way to buy Wine in a Restaurant: Decide what you will be eating. Carefully peruse the wine list for a bottle that will complement your food choices. Try to decide whether you really need to make the mortgage payment this month. Find a bottle you're familiar with and like, and that you know is reasonably priced. In a wine shop, that is. Doing ...
... gearbox and properly spaced foot-pedals, making redlining and gear-shifting on the tight and steep roads pure joy). But hey, the freedom thing still applies.
And the countryside is gorgeous. Much of Sicily is very rugged terrain, whether along the shoreline or far inland. We traveled the narrow, steep and windy roads, stopping in the little villages ...
... Jewish baths built during Roman times but closed around 1492 and only rediscovered 25 years ago. Used for ritual cleansing purposes, the baths were built in at the location of an earlier Greek well, about 60 feet below street level. When Jews were expelled from Sicily in the 15th century, the entrance was bricked over and the Mikvah was only rediscovered during a renovation of the Casa Bianca, now a high-end hotel.
Next morning we left ...
... 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 ...
... evening, making it nice for long walks.
I have enjoyed taking part in the Sicilian way of life. I cannot believe at how lucky the Italians are when it comes to fresh produce, and how cheap it is. The peaches, nectarines and apricots are amazing and for under $2 a kilo. I even saw peaches the other day, freshly picked for 80 cents a kilo. And you dont have to look far for a fruit stall as they are on nearly every street corner. I have loved being able to eat so much fresh fruit.
Other places to stay in Syracuse
Via Eucleida No 7, Syracuse | 2 star hotelfrom $117
Via Spinagallo, 77, Syracuse | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Capo Murro di Porco, Syracuse | 4 star hotelfrom $120
Via Monti Nebrodi 47, Syracuse | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Via Chindemi 8, Syracuse | Hotelfrom $85
Riva Garibaldi, 15, Syracuse | 3 star hotelfrom $129
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Via Lido Sacramento 4 int. 5, Syracuse | 1 star hotelfrom $90
Via Nazionale, 58, Syracuse | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Via Galileo Galilei 22, Syracuse | Hotelfrom $72