Tuesday, May 28, 2019

southeast sicily (syracuse) => fanusa + terrauzza

we have had a wonderful 12-days-holidays in southeastern part of sicily (sicilia, sizilien). let's share few insights and pictures 😃

we have landed on the catania airport in the early morning, after 1,5 - 2 hours got our already booked & reserved rental car and immediately moved to our agriturismo (i.e. a farm / bauernhof) accommodation in fanusa / terrauzza south of syracuse (siracusa, syrakus) at the ionian sea. there was so much to see and to do in the area that we decided to stay there 7 nights instead of the planned 3 nights.
this bay and this ruins in fanusa + the ionian sea were our favorite place for bathing. we enjoyed the clean water, the quiet place, the view at syracuse and the nearby parking place ...

what about the most lasting experiences? hmmmmm, sicily is beautiful and somehow special ... there were so many cultural unesco heritage sites; wonderful nature, but also so much waste in the nature (the recycling [in fanusa] with new nice containers for plastic/metal/glass started jut 2 years ago as we were told by our hosts); the many destroyed / broken things & processes (toilets, showers, gas oven, fences, roads, road signs, no diesel at petrol station, etc. & etc.) reminded us on eastern europe where also many things do not function 100% correctly but the people find a way how all stuff needed can be done anyway ... and above all we liked the remarkable friendliness and serenity (gelassenheit) of the local people. let's hope we have taken some of this serenity home to munich and will keep it forever 😄

our stops were:
  • fanusa + terrauzza = our base camp & swimming camp for the first 7 days
  • syracuse (siracusa, syrakus)
  • noto
  • canyon cavagrande di cassibile
  • ragusa
  • modica + lido di modica at the mediterranean sea
  • vendicari natural reserve 
  • marzamemi
  • san marco
  • taormina
  • isola bella
  • etna volcano (ätna)
  • canyon gole dell’alcantara (gola dell'alcantara / gole alcantara / gola d'alcantara)
  • aci castello
  • catania

enjoy few pictures from fanusa + terrauzza + fontane bianche:
ruins, ruins everywhere ...
ceramics was the hobby of our hosts
our bedroom
hey, this pullover is mine, not hers :-)
the way to beach from our hotel
the beach close to our hotel at terrauzza, but we liked more the fanusa/syracuse side anyway
syracusa as seen from fanusa
mosque, lighthouse, cruise ship, syracuse ...
village fontaine bianche
very tasty fruits ... and the tree carrying them

more coming soon or never 😇


more pictures here
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