|This children's riding horse hanging from a tree in the play area and these whimsical chairs were special.|
Our hotel was a 4 star, and I think lived up to its rating.
The room was luxurious with a view of the sea from the
windows, a glass topped sink in the bathroom, and
comfortable beds. Couldn't ask for anything better
outside our room, enjoying the view,
Along the way to Cathedral Square I spied these figures, the center one, the Trinacria, Medusa, appears on flag of Sicily, adopted in 1282.
The Cathedral rises on the highest point of the Island of Ortygia. In ancient times it was the site of the Temple of Athena, a magnificent example of a Doric structure from the 5th century B.C. On the
Byzantine age, 7th century A.D., the Temple was transformed into a Christian basilica.
|We made a short visit to the Puppet Museum.|
But there was no show that day.
adventure in itself. There was always something new to
see and enjoy.
forties of the 20th century from the medieval structures that covered them. This is considered the
oldest of the peripteral Doric temples in Sicily ( sixth century B.C.).