09.10.2012 - 09.10.2012 22 °C
Today we headed off to the southeast of Sicily. Our first stop was Ragusa Ilba. The new town wasn't much to look at we saw a farmer's market, but there was no place to park so we got frustrated and left the town. As we were driving out, we looked over and saw the old town (picture below). That is what we came to see!
Next stop was Modica for chocolate. The Garmin got a little confused so we had a tour of a little more of the city than expected. Amazing how small the streets are! When we got near the chocolate shop we found parking and walked the rest of the way. Cute little shop with good chocolate. We also had some cannoli's and bought their special pastry with meat and chocolate. Nothing like having desert first.
Next we headed over to Noto for lunch and to tour the town. This was by far our favorite town of the day. Lunch was at Restorante Il Liberty.
Below is a sample of what we ate.
After our 2 hour lunch we walked about 1 block to the church. Noto was decimated in the earthquake of 1693 and rebuilt. From the outside the church was very pretty (see picture), but inside it was very dull. We later found out that it needed to be redone because of some tremors in 1996.
We then headed over to Siracusa to see the Teatro Greco, however, it closed 2 hours before dusk and we arrived after then so we could only look in through the fencing. Since we had a pretty full day we decided to go home vs finding other things to do in Siracusa.
Tomorrow is our Sicilian cooking class.