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Winter 2020/21

Our own Private Castle – Part 2

After visiting the interior of the castle, we were delighted to discover that the grounds were also open for us to explore It turns out that Baron Carrado Arezzo was an expert botanist, and started work on the big park which lies around three sides of the castle and covers an area of 8 hectares, […]

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Winter 2020/21

Our own Private Castle

On our way back from one of the nearby towns, we turned off the main road and found ourselves driving along country lanes edged with dry stone walls and overlooking green fields which looked more like the Peak District than the scenery you would expect to see in Sicily. As we turned a corner, the […]

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Winter 2020/21

Walking in the Forest

We have managed to get out to the countryside to do some walking over the past couple of weeks. We joined up with some other liveaboards and followed a trail through the forest near Grammichele. It started off reasonably easy, but after we stopped for lunch the challenge began with a steep walk up the […]

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Winter 2020/21

Back to Yellow!

Restrictions here have been lifted and bars, cafes and restaurants can re-open during the day, this was definitely noticeable at the weekend when it seemed that the whole of Sicily descended on the beach and around the marina. Everyone seems to be making the most of the freedom while it lasts, this is some of […]

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Winter 2020/21

Modica

This week has been much cooler especially at night, there has been a cold breeze but we’ve had full sunshine with a clear blue sky every day. Perfect weather to go for a day out to explore the nearby town of Modica. Famous for its baroque architecture and unique chocolate, it is situated within a […]

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Winter 2020/21

A walk around Ragusa

Within current restrictions we are allowed to travel to our nearest major city for essential shopping so we decided to take a trip to Ragusa which is approximately 25 miles away. Our first stop was to a hardware store ‘Bricoman’ on the outskirts of the city. Paul needed various screws, washers, drill bits, plumbing fittings […]