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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:43 pm

anyone have any veggie food/dessert/things to do recommendations for siracusa? we're staying in ortigia. thanks in advance! :)
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Re: Italy

Post by Sylvie » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:48 pm

We stayed in Ortigia a couple of years ago and it's really lovely! I would definitely go back at some point if we get the chance.

As far as food goes eat as much cannoli (fried pastry tube with sweet ricotta filling), arancini, granita and gelato as you can. I think it might be an acquired taste, but Chinotto (sometimes just called Chino) is worth a try. It was described to us as an Italian cola, but tastes quite different and we thought it was much nicer than cola. I can't really comment on vegetarian food specifically, but good pasta and pizza is easy to find. We had takeaway pizza one night and even that was superb (and very cheap).

Places to visit - the puppet theatre museum is cheap, but we really enjoyed it. I regret not going to one of the puppet theatre shows they have on, so that might be worth looking at. On the mainland we visited the catacombs of St. John/San Giovanni. If you're claustrophobic or freaked out easily, I wouldn't go, but we found it fascinating.
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Re: Italy

Post by stolenwine » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:46 pm

belated thanks for that, sylvie! we didn't end up going to the catacombs or the puppet museum but we had a really nice time. we really loved this restaurant called a putia - amazing food and prices and the owner was SO LOVELY. we went back a few times because it was so good. i'm still dreaming about their orange salad!: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant ... icily.html

we're going to lake como next week so if anyone has recommendations for stuff to do then let me know!
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