It is time to end our imaginary (but also feasible) tour ofSicilywith the last destination in the south east of the Island, Syracuse. Our journey goes towards Noto, the main Sicilian Baroque city. We will be touched by the golden limestone that characterized the buildings. From Viale Marconi, where we can find the former Capuchin friary, crossing the gate Porta Ferdinandea, we reach Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Noto’s main street, with the most important city’s buildings and churches of the XVI century. Among these, we recommend the Cathedral and the City Theater, a great Baroque mark. If you’ll have the chance to visit these places in May, we recommend the famous Infiorata. It is a great event that make Noto colourful and scented. The skilled masters create beautiful images with millions of flowers’ petals along the main streets of the city, creating a wonderful scenography.
Sicilyis known for its wine-and-food heritage and Noto is hardly less so. During the visit we can do a sweet stop in one of the city centre bar, tasting the delicious cannoli and cassate, almond and honey biscuits. For those who prefers a richer snack, the “cucca” is a flat bread filled of sausages and cheese.
We leave Noto and we move towardsSyracuse, going along theIonian sea.
During the journey, we can observe the Greek finds in the the Neapolis archaeology area, the ancient city centre, with the stunning theatre that is still used today for the classical plays. Ortigia is an other important zone to visit during the Sicilian tour. Its urban arrangement is absolutely unusual with many Baroque, medieval and Greeks marks. The medieval city arrangement, with its narrow lanes, make the visit in the old city centre pleasant and suggestive. It is so relaxing walking across the lanes, with a relaxed mood, glancing shops and stopping for a tasty snacks. Why do not try the delicious Impanata, a filled flat bread in the several bars or bakery of the city?
It is so relaxing walking across the lanes, with a relaxed mood, glancing shops and stopping for a tasty snacks. Why do not try the delicious Impanata, a filled flat bread in the several bars or bakery of the city? If you are a wine lovers, do not forget to taste the Moscato di Siracusa, one of the most important and ancient dessert wine! It is perfect with the lemon or chocolate biscuits, called with the funny name of Totò.
Before visiting the Fonte Aretusa, an important place according to the Greek myth, characterized with papyrus plants, we can have lunch in one of the several restaurants in Piazza Duomo. We will be spoilt for choice among seafood or meat dishes as pork and boar sausages, aubergines and courgette spaghetti. The yummy second courses as sweet-and-sour tuna steaks with onions (here is the link for the recipe), or Pizzolo, the traditional Syracuse filled pizza. Try also the almond and honey desserts or the famous cassata siciliana.
With our Sicilian tour fromCatania, we bring you the secrets of our Isand among sea, mountains, history art and…tasty and fragrant foods. They are all marks which characterized, now and yesterday, our great culture.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.