It is always a fun and informative time.
lush green with the new rain.
From the top of the hill we could see Scicli, one of the towns in the Val di Noto listed since 2002 as UNESCO Wold Heritage site for the extraordinary importance and beauty of their late-baroque architecture, developed after the 1693 earthquake which devastated Sicily.
While waiting for the bikers to arrive we had a chance to briefly visit the mausoleum cemetery. .
As Mauro, our guide prepared snacks on the back of the van for the bikers.
Our next stop was Modica, another World Heritage town and home of Antica Dalceria Juto, the oldest
chocolate maker in Modica and one of the most famous in Italy. Its ancient traditions go back to 1880 when they started processing cocoa seeds according to the old Aztecan techniques imported by the Spanish more than 400 years ago.
We dressed in "cover-ups and toured the kitchen, and got to sample some of the sweets.
Arriving back at our hotel where the late afternoon view from our room is below -