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Friday, 6 November 2015

Ragusa, Sicily

 

Food porn time! Ragusa’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage City. It’s located on a hill in between two valleys, divided into two areas: the (new) Ragusa Superior and the (old) Ragusa Ibla.


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

Its home to the key sights of the city as well:


The Duomo (S. Giorgio Cathedral)


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



Beef carpaccio



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



And snacking on some fresh fruit in the boiling heat. A good day for food!

A nice place to visit, but easily 'doable' in a day.

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