Friday 27 November 2015

Syracuse, Sicily

This seaside Greco-Roman city is definitely worth a visit. It’s the southernmost point of Sicily and, whilst being home to a number of archaeological sites and ruins due to its importance in Ancient Greek times, it is also a haven of little identical labyrinth streets and quaint shops.

Some highlights:

Via Cavour – shopping street


Also a great place to stock up on Sicilian foods. I bought pistachio pesto and limoncello.

As well as home to some tasty treats

The Fountain of Diana in Piazza Archimede

Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square)

Santa Lucia Alla Badia in the Piazza Duomo

Temple of Apollo at Piazza Pancali

The Maniace Castle (Castello Maniace)

In front of which we ended up in a pop up music bar that evening…drinking ‘Godmother’ cocktails (just pure vodka & amaretto!)

The markets…full of gorgeous looking food

The seaviews…

and crystal clear water

...which you can access from little ‘beaches’

The restaurants weren’t great if I’m honest. Maybe we had bad luck, but we went to Mokrito for lunch where the staff were very slow and unfriendly….

…and the food was only ‘okay’.

Then in the evening we went to Trattoria Pizzeria Pescomare

where the food was tastier but it was always difficult to find a member of staff for food or drinks – everything seemed very confused!

Whilst overall the food wasn’t the best here, this charming city is a ‘must do’ in Sicily.

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