Wish I was still there!

Posted On 13 February 2016

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We’re back from our travels.  We took a few days in Sicily – we’ve already seen a lot of this island and love it.  Loads of history, you can’t chuck an olive without hitting an ancient monument or doric temple, great food and drink, friendly people and good weather.  Don’t know what more you could ask for really!

We stayed in Ortigia which is within Siracusa.  Origia is a beautiful island.  It has a wonderful array of twisty streets all lined with houses from the baroque period.  The main piazza is just gorgeous and the Duomo is a wonderful building that manages to display the many different ages of this town.  The Duomo was originally the Greek Temple of Athena and the doric columns still make up part of the building.

No more words – the pictures can speak for themselves:


The Fountain of Diana


The Fountain of Diana


Piazza del Duomo

Palazzo Beneventano Del Bosco


Palazzo Beneventano Del Bosco



We visited the Archaeological Museum – this is a Medusa mask


Fantastic Food


Did I mention the wine?


Twisty turny streets


Relaxing in the sunset!


Couldn’t resist these trees -Fangorn!!


22 Responses to “Wish I was still there!”

  1. Deepika Ramesh

    So beautiful. I love the sunset picture. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I was trying to be all ‘arty’ but it’s not really me! I tried though.
      Lynn 😀

  2. S. C. Flynn


    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s an amazing place with absolutely loads to see! Loved it.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Genki Jason

    Looks like a gorgeous place.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Gorgeous pics, Lynn! Looks like you had a great time. I especially love that seaside photo!

    • @lynnsbooks

      We had a great time – only four nights but it felt like we managed to really chill out.

  5. jenclair

    What a lovely place to get away from it all! Your photos are wonderful, Lynn!

  6. jessicabookworm

    Looks like you had a wonderful time – I want to go! I also really appreciate the Fangorn looking trees 🙂

  7. tethyanbooks

    Lovely island! I went there for a cousin-in-law’s wedding last year :). My strongest memories are the terrors of driving around on windy streets full of aggressive drivers, but Siracusa and Noto were both big highlights. Your pictures are beautiful!

    • @lynnsbooks

      The terrors of driving round these tiny little streets are very real! We didn’t take a car this time so it was a bit more relaxing. Noto is great too – we couldn’t revisit (because no hire car this time) but we will no doubt go back at some point as we both really love Sicily.
      Lynn 😀

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Welcome back! It’s wonderful to know you had a great time: your pictures speak for themselves 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – we both love Sicily so we’ve been to this particular spot already (twice in fact) so we could just chill out this time.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Carmen

    What a lovely holiday, Lynn!

  10. proxyfish

    Looks absolutely gorgeous! Glad you had an amazing time 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was brilliant. We’ve been before so we could chill a little this time which was lovely.
      Lynn ;D

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