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Oct 17, 2014 - Syracuse

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about Syracuse: “A dense tapestry of overlapping cultures and civilizations, Syracuse is one of Sicily’s most visited cities. Boosted by EU funding, derelict landmarks and ancient buildings lining the slender streets are being aesthetically restored. Settled by colonists from Corinth in 734 BC, Syracuse was considered to be the most beautiful city of the ancient world, rivaling Athens in power and prestige. Under the demagogue Dionysius the Elder,...

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May 7, 2014 - Syracuse Day 2

1000hrs we leisurely depart after breakfast in the hotel. The itinerary for the day: A brief walk through the markets we visited yesterday. A cheese maker introduces us to a smoked cheese with firm outer and soft centre - very nice - we give it a thought for lunch. The carcass of yesterday's sword fish still in the same position.Kaye forgoes the lovely rich red strawberries today ( tomatoes just as red). A photo visit to the 2400 year old ruins of the Temple of Apollo . Kaye still sees such sites as piles of stone, however, the layout is...

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May 6, 2014 - Syracuse Day 1

We had a light buffet breakfast in the Hotel before driving to Syracuse; 65 km away. The road is well developed allowing a top speed of 130kph, however, the penalty to the system are the head high barrier railings along its length which the heaviest of trucks could not penetrate. Entering Syracuse , the initial, impression was such that a good tourist promoter would have their work cut out promoting the city. Even more so when crossing onto the island of Ortigia where the narrow roads converge and cross, making Venice ( without the water )...

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