We invite others from our group, who are in a more traditional hotel, to come and have coffee or wine in our place. The downside is that we have to go out to a cafe from breakfast. It all works well though.
This morning we found our way to the local Spar before setting off on our adventures. Now, maybe I will not have to pay €2.70 for an orange juice on top of my breakfast “vaucher” at the cafe. And Phil has cereal for supper!
Then we met up with the gang and headed for Noto, a singularly lovely town, destroyed in the earthquake of 1693 and rebuilt in a beautifully coordinated fashion.
I was not impressed by the beggars trying make us look at budgerigars and other such birds perching on their fingers, but then that is largely because I hate things that flap!
But it is a fine town.
I even found a “This and That” shop for Phil, who likes to spend tine doing this and that.
Lunch was also quite impressive.
We ate it in a very nicely decorated sidestreet.
And then we moved on to Scicli, where we visited Montalbano-land - the various places where the Montalbano detective series was filmed. Including this time round (Phil and I have done the tour before) an actual stage set within the town hall. The poor mayor and various offices have had to be moved to accommodate this but I suspect the tourist revenue makes up for it.
Scicli is a nice place on its own account, without the television connection. There are some fine churches.
They also have some wonderful ceramics.
And we ended the evening in a strange fast-food place - Sicilian style!
And tomorrow is another day!