- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- Smoking rooms available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Breakfast Available
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... a nice and open square (who wants to eat in an open square in the middle of the sun at 35 degrees ?
We strolled through the village and then went to the beach.
Beaching seems to be a life style for most Sicilians, after some extensive searching we found a nice spot, where there were not too many weeds in the sea and installed ourselves amongst the locals.
The sea was beautiful, the water was warm - really warm- beach was sandy and you could walk for ...
... we took the bus to Ortegia, which is the old part of Syracuse with a number of churches (had you thought differently) a number of palazzos, (had you thought differently) and small and dark streets with room for a scooter at best, but where the Sicilians would drive a car. It was a good idea to use the bus to get there as the streets where very small and traffic was limited. The walk was nice and specifically the ...
... for the parking then, but the downside is that is deadly hot at that time. Modica is one of these towns like Ragusa where we have an old and a new part – all related to the same quake. Lots of churches, lots of stairs in the city, long walks up and down and damn difficult to get a nice picture of the nice things you see. We had lunch in a small place with a typical Modican dish (some kind of pizza but rolled with ...
... above Syracuse's Porto Grande and the splendid Island of Ortygia. The theatre which in its hey day could seat up to a staggering 16,000 people, was the focal point of Syracuse's cultural, social and religious life, staging works of the three great tragedians of classical Athens - Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus. Epicharmus, father of Greek comedy also staged works at this world famous theatre.
Interestingly, today the Italian Institute of Ancient ...
... is closed for renovation and he waves us toward the ramparts that are open. We meet him later and ask him a question about the renovation and he tells us that that this land was originally the Greek Temple of Hera about 2,000 years ago. Then it was occupied as a medieval castle and subsequently the Spanish built the defensive walls with big canon. Somehow, the conversation changed – our schoolgirl Italian – with me throwing in ...