|The symbol of Sicily 'the Triskelion'|
Ragusa Ibla is a delight of narrow winding streets and steep steps, featuring lots of Baroque architecture hidden on every turn.
|Always 'look up' in Ragusa - the undersides of balconies are often impressive|
And the Public Gardens – half Italian, half English style with great views over the surrounding valley.
But the highlight for me in Ragusa was the local wine and food-tasting which we did at a wine bar / restaurant called Angelo Vini e Affini – would recommend visiting.
Wine-wise we tried white, red and dessert…
All accompanied with a delicious selection of snacks…
Bruschetta (fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar served on toasted bread)
|I may have 'hogged' this plattter!|
Caponata (Sicilian aubergine dish of fried aubergine, celery and capers in a sweet and sour sauce) – a favourite of mine!
Fish on bruschetta
Antipasti selection of cheeses and meats
And pistachio cannoli
Yum yum yum! Even writing this is making me hungry...
I headed into the town to check out some shops as well…
Purchasing some volcanic rock earrings