last day of beach fun

Last day at the beach. Waves were high so it was hard to swim and play in the water, but it was still nice. On the way back to the apartment I convinced Alex to take me to see the house where they filmed a very popular Italian tv series called Montalbano. The location is called Punta Secca. The house that appears in the series is now a bed and breakfast. It’s a very popular sight now because it got so famous. There where so many tourists it was embarrassing, and it felt a little bit like Hollywood except we were in Sicily.

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three hours in syracuse

On this trip to Sicily I really wanted to see Syracuse. I had only heard about this beautiful city from people that had visited but I never had the chance to see it. The only problem being a tourist in August is the heat. That’s why during the day people stay at the beach and in the evening they are all walking around the sights and of course it’s high season so there were a lot of people.

We arrived just in time for sunset but we really had little time before dark so we rented a bike tour guide that took us around the Ortigia Island which is the most beautiful and popular tourist part of Syracuse.  

I only wish we could have had more time. It felt like a ran through the city taking lots of pictures and hoping for the best. Next time I really want to spend at least a couple of days. After sunset we had a nice seafood dinner and then drove back to Marina di Ragusa.

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san lorenzo beach and marzamemi

During our vacation we decided to spend one day at the San Lorenzo beach close to the Riserva di Vendicari on the east cost of Sicily. It took us almost two hours to get there from Marina di Ragusa but it was worth it. The beach was amazing, and the water was all shades of blue. During high season it can get crowded but that goes for all popular locations all over Italy. On our way back we stopped by this very cute little fisherman’s town called Marzamemi for some great Sicilian granita.

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destination sicily

Here we are in beautiful Sicily. This year we decided to take a plane instead of driving somewhere so we could save time. Isabella was super exited. Destination: Marina di Ragusa.

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We rented an apartment with a beautiful view of the sea, situated not far from the beach but not walking distance. The positive side is that we have parking, a terrace so we can eat outside and an amazing swimming pool. Oh yes and the garden is beautiful too. The down side is that we have to drive to the beach but this way we can explore more.

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