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... it ain't there. Second, don't even think of touching that peach unless you're really into high drama and being ostracized in public. Tell the man (yup, they're all men) what you want. (Hold up your thumb for one. If you hold up your index finger he will assume the thumb, and you just bought two.) Once the man knows what you want, he will place it in a bag and take your pennies. You will bite into it ...
... 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 ...
... and stamping his feet. His female companion was obviously trying to calm him down, to no avail. We finally worked up the courage to ask the price of a couple of canvasses of interest. More expensive than we had hoped, for pieces we didn't like as much as those in our room, and I wasn't about to try to negotiate with this madman. Probably should have bought something, because I'm convinced this guy will someday cut off one of his ears, or worse.
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 ...
... 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 ...