ride after lunch was downhill to the water and it was great to be
peddling by the sea. We met the bus there and got a ride back to our
hotel to change.
the evening we were given a ride to Ragusa Ibla, the ancient heart of
Ragusa lying on top of the hill overlooking the valley. The town is one
of the best examples of Sicilian Baroque and is a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. The town was entirely rebuilt after the terrible earthquake of
1693, which devastated the Val di Noto. It seemed funny to see a car
and motorcycle parked on the "ancient" street up the hill.
seemed to be a time for brides as we walked up the hill with our guide
to see the San Giorgio Church. This groom was posing by a bicycle which
seems quite appropriate in Sicily.
The Church was lit by lights and was a pretty sight against the darkening sky.
And returning down the hill, looking for a restaurant for supper I spotted another bride and groom.
The restaurant we chose was empty when we entered but filled up rapidly with locals. The meal was delicious.
As we walked back towards our waiting bus we spied this cat that had found a place for itself on the church steps.
Our last view was this old church at the foot of the town where it meets the highway. A fitting end.