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May 11, 2018 - Siracusa

Friday 11th May: Today was an optional tour to Siracusa which we decided not to miss. So we were on the bus again by 8am. On reaching Siracusa the first stop was the Neapolis Archeological Park where we met our guid, Elisabet. She took us through the park and showed many remains from ancient Greek rule. The Greek Theatre was similar to that in Taormina, although bigger seating 15000, in that it was carved out of the rocky hillside. It is still used today for Greek tragedies and comedies. Further along the path was the remains of the...

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Oct 14, 2017 - Last day in Sicily

Our last day in Sicily. The sun is shining as usual. Can’t believe the weather has been so fabulous. Saturday morning is busy here in Siracusa. Just a short walk over the bridge to Ortigia is the fresh food market. The fish are not as spectacular as Catania, but the fresh produce, dried goods and spices are gorgeous. We have bought 2 litres of water and some fruit, dried figs, almonds and a bit of dark Sicilian chocolate to munch on the 8 hour train journey tomorrow. Hopefully there will be vendors on the train selling coffee shots at steep...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Southern Sicily - Siracusa

After some delay of trains, we finally caught a train to Siracusa. We were entertained by group filming this baby sitting in a remote controlled convertible, looking a lot like a minature Grace Kelly. We passed through extensive gas,and oil storage areas. Floating oil investigation rigs moored at big jetties, along with many naval vessels. This part of the world was most significant in WW2. The Americans did a landing down here, and chased out the Germans and axis forces (Italians) from here. Catania is more old world, and gives a feel of...

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Oct 11, 2017 - Catania

Just A few more foodie pics and others. After our market visit, we found this fab restaurant and they had an incredible array of food. And there were vegetables! Love Giana and Marco. Thanks to every one for the birthday wishes. I did have a splendid birthday in Calabria! Love Giana and Marco x

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May 6, 2017 - Sleepless in Siracusa

Hello, again, finally. I have been somewhat subdued (and sleepless) over my six night stay here in Siracusa as I have had a bad head cold. It hit me in Palermo, after almost three weeks on the road; my body just telling me that I needed to slow down. My Turkish bath experience in Palermo was, in part, an effort to sweat the cold from my body that was not successful. In Siracusa I have had the pleasure of the company for three days of my Melbourne friend, Gloria, and her American cousins (Frank and Teresa), all of whom are travelling around...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Sicily - Siracusa

23rd & 24th July 2012 (Bed 53) Well, where do I start! Our trip to Sicily started off very shaky. It was an early morning drive to the port of Valletta to catch the ferry which departed at 5am. Arthur had booked return tickets online for Marty, Ray & ourselves from Pozzallo to Malta over a month prior. Even though Marty & Ray only required a one way ticket, it was actually cheaper to book a return fare. So needless to say they were not on the ferry with us from Pozzallo to Malta. When we all went to check-in in the Port of Valletta, we...

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May 8, 2012 - Piazza Armenia/ Siracusa, Sicily

We woke up, and decided to try and update my journal while Molly took a walk on the beach! Showered and thought we were headed to Agrigento to meet up with Luccio, a a cousin of Gina Maniscalco. I had been trying to call him for a week, only to find out that I was calling him with the country code! Wrong! Either way, he called when we were eating breakfast, so I put him on the phone with the maitre de that spoke Italian and English- translation- we will see you next time...ciao and kiss kiss! Siracusa!!! Here we come! We walked through the...

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Mar 30, 2012 - Day #1

Day #1 We hopped on our flight at 5:00 am to new york and then from new york to Italy. They were both VERY long flights! Here we are getting ready to get on the plane

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Jun 4, 2011 - Siracusa, Archaeological Park, Paolo Orsi Museum, Puppet Show, 45th Wedding Anniversary

Entry #17 June 4, 2011 Another early start (probably to beat the tourist crowds). We walked from our hotel to the bus and then were driven off to the Archaeological Park. The major structure is another Greek theater that was hewn from the hillside by slave labor in the 5th Century BC. This theater was host to many premiers of Greek tragedies and comedies. Today it still has performances of these timeless plays. Around the back of the theater is the gigantic stone quarry which forms the "Ear of Dionysius" that is a cave in the shape of an...

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Jun 3, 2011 - Mount Etna, WWII Museum, Casabianca, and Siracusa

Entry #16 June 3, 2011 By the title you can see that this is a pack it all in day probably to make up for the leisurely days we have just had. Breakfast was at 7AM and the bus left at 8 for a 2 hour drive to Mt Etna. We did not go to the top which would have taken another 3 hours on a tram lift. Instead, we walked around the Silvestri Crater which is a cinder cone from an 1892 eruption. The weather at this mile high location was a bit brisk and our LL Bean windblock fleece was perfect to keep us warm. The bottom of the crater was filed...

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Mar 19, 2009 - Siracusa

Next i went to siracusa. Siracusa was another city, but it was much nicer. The duomo was beautiful and there was some very pritty coast line as well. It wasnt a beach town like taormina was, but it was a costal town. we only toured the old part of town and i thought it was very nice. Once again we took a boat ride. The old part of town is a seperate little island from the new part of town (which is on mainland sicily) so we took a boat around the old town island. It was cool, we got to see some caves and a couple of castles as well as a...

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Jun 20, 2008 - Siracusa

Today we drove to Siracusa. This town is built on an ancient Greek settlement founded by Corinthians in 734 BC. There is a large archeological park here with Greek and Roman structures, but we decided not to visit it, but went for a walk through the old part of town and along the waterfront. We were going to visit the information centre, but like everything else here they close between 1:30 and 3:30 (sometimes 4:30)pm. It was interesting to see the tourist information is closed Fri afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.

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