One of the many things I didn't know about Syracuse is that Archimedes was born here in 287 BC and one of the only things I know about Archimedes was that he got in a deep bath and, when the water slopped out, realised something about displacement and shouted 'Eureka!' If anyone cares to comment more on this, I and my readers would probably be very interested!
We've really enjoyed Syracusa. We anchored in front of the town in the bay with a view of Castella Maniace. The Castello is a fortress built in the 13th century and still used as barracks today as well as being used for concerts and theatrical performances during the Greek Classical Drama Festivals.
We spent a couple of evenings wandering around Ortygia, the old part, looking at the buildings from many different periods, Greek, Norman, baroque, and veering off down little dark alleys to come out in yet another piazza.
The cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo.
We ended up stopping at one of the cafes for a sundowner. We ordered a beer and a Prosecco and they came with an array of appetisers. Two rounds and that was our dinner sorted!
We did go in for a final lunch though to have the tasting plate that we had missed on the previous day. The lovely waitress, Julia, explained what everything was but my Italian is not good enough to remember what she said. Suffice to say it was all Sicilian local produce which we washed down with chilled red wine.
Lunch at f.lli Burgio
I make no apologies for this turning into a bit of a foodie blog. Only wish I
could have eaten more to tell you about!