Archive | June, 2016

SPACES AND TIME IN SIRACUSA may 2015

For our next day’s exploration of local history we walked through the more modern parts of Siracusa to the caves where the Athenian survivors were imprisoned. Being part of an old quarry they go very deep.  Strange shapes resulted from the need to follow the good stone which was in seams. The prisoners were starved, […]

SIRACUSA – BAROQUE AND ANCHORS –MAY 2016

In search of the finest Baroque streetscape in all of Italy, we caught a bus to Noto and were not disappointed. This whole town was re-built after the major earthquake of the 1693.  All the main buildings are effervescent, show-off full Baroque pieces of fun. The designers re-located the town down the hill from the […]