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  • Day6

    To Siracusa by pizza prosecco and Peroni

    September 24, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We drove to Siracusa via numerous rough back roads and a quick detour to the hill town of Ragusa.

    Happy to return our Smart Car (a product of the Notso Company?), we found our digs on the island of Ortigia, closely attached by bridge to Siracusa proper, and the heart of the old town.

    Ortigia has a famous cathedral, a fortress, a small swimming beach and oodles of atmosphere in its narrow cobbled streets, and reminded us a little of Trogir (of which we have very fond memories). We enjoyed wandering around, climbed up and through the Fortress Maniace on the outermost tip of the island, and generally became part of the tourist population.

    Being in Sicily, there are naturally some Greek ruins as well, so we walked up the hill for a look at the amphitheatre.

    We enjoyed being out and about in the evening for dinner, too, and were lucky our hotel had a small terrace overlooking the sea that was perfect for a pre-dinner drink or four.

    Sad to be leaving Siracusa, our next stop will be Catania.
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