Sicily 2016 – Day 11 – And home

So the holiday is over for another year. Time has really gone quickly and we have packed an awful lot into our two weeks and had a great time. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly.

What I’ll miss

The barque architecture – the places we visited to the south of the island were superb, even if the most of them were churches.… Read the rest

Sicily 2016 – Day 12 – Scicli

Today is our last day in Sicily. Boy has it gone quickly. 

It was back on the train again today and once more in search of Inspector Montalbano. This time it was to Scicli which is used for other parts of the fictional Vigata including the police station (shown above). 

It’s odd seeing places from TV for real as they are nothing like you expect.… Read the rest

Sicily 2016 – Day 10 – Noto

We’re obviously getting the taste for local train travel as we were on the same train as yesterday this morning. This time we were taking a shorter trip to the town of Noto. As yesterday there was a walk from the station to the interesting part of the town and once again there were no signs of where to go, no maps available to guide all of which I found really strange given the reliance these towns place on tourism.… Read the rest

Sicily 2016 – Day 8 – Siracusa

When we first arrived here a couple of days ago one of the first places we made it to was the castle right at the end of the island. This being Italy we had missed the tiny window of time when it was actually open but did happen to notice that it was open today and, because it was the first Sunday of the month, for free too!… Read the rest

Sicily 2016 – Day 7 – Siracusa

There are several distinct areas to Siracusa: Ortiga, the tiny island joined to the main island by a bridge, the modern and unintersting town and the archological area where we went today.

The main attraction on the site is the huge Greek theatre.… Read the rest