Going to Syracuse, Sicily
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- Trattoria dl Crocifisso da BaglieriVia Principe Umberto, 46, 96017 Noto, Province of Syracuse, Italyrecommended Trattoria dl Crocifisso da BaglieriI'll be ever thankful to a friend who opened his guidebook and lead me here for one of the best meals in Italy ever. We entered the small cool restaurant, thankful for air conditioning after walking ... read morethe hot sunny streets of Noto. My friend took photos of everything he ate, while I just savored every bite of a superb lunch. They serve tantalizing arancino di riso, I do remember that. And I might have had the lentil soup. I do know that every taste was amazing and the service courteous and professional. The chef even popped out at lunch to greet everyone in the small room. Yes, I'd go back there in a heart beat. It's an easy 7 min. walk from the main pedestrian street of Noto.Recommended for:FoodiesBarbara Kossy
A meal here is a great reason to go to Noto.
recommended NotoA great place for an architectural walk. It's easy to negotiate and the buildings are special. Not as old as other Italian towns, but still dramatic and eye catching.Barbara Kossy
Stop in Noto if you get the chance.
- Sea Kayak Maremotu - Sea Kayak SicilyC/o Circolo Canoa Catania, Porto di Catania, Molo di Levante, 95100 Catania, Province of Catania, Italyrecommended Sea Kayak Maremotu - Sea Kayak SicilyFrancesco Petralia offers sea kayaking tours and lessons. He's a geologist, so his tours are full of information on the history and formation of the island itself. He's a smart and personable guide ... read morewith excellent English. This year he's leading a staged circumnavigation of the entire island of Sicily. You can kayak the whole thing, or just a segment.Recommended for:Barbara Kossy
Check in with Francesco. He might be able to take you kayaking in the gorgeous waters around Syracuse, or maybe even a hike on Mt. Etna! http://www.maremotu.it/
- OrtygiaOrtygia, Syracuse 96100, Italyrecommended OrtygiaTechnically Ortygia is an island next to Syracuse on Sicily, but it's a really, really close island. And it's also thousands of years old. Settled by Greeks in their heyday, Ortygia is filled with ... read moreancient temples and narrow windy streets, as well as modern restaurants and trendy bars.Recommended for:History Buffs
recommended SyracuseOne of my favorite towns in Sicily, Syracuse is the perfect mix of the typical Greek ancient ruins of Sicily, a charming downtown reminiscent of a mainland hill town, the great restaurants and food ... read moreItaly is known for, and the perfect location in the middle of the Mediterranean.Recommended for:
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I suggest you visit the island of Ortigia, the historical center with its beautiful cathedral.
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Plan a side trip to Sicilian baroque town Notto.
- Il DuomoPiazza Duomo, Siracusa 96100, Italy