Life is too short to freeze is one of my mottos and that’s why I escaped the winter 2010/11 by spending it in warm Sicily, the biggest island of the Mediterranean (Part 2), link to Part 1.
The first thing we did when we arrived in the early evening at the Lido di Avola …
was getting some Nero d’Avola, the great red wine from the area, which we really enjoyed with our light dinner …
before we went out to explore the city in the evening.
Quite noticeable in this “daily evening get-together” was the fact that women and men always stayed seperately. It’s quite funny when you see this for the first time. There were also much more men than women.
It is always something special to wake up in a camper and in Avola we were lucky to have the sunshine as well. Opening the large bedroom window is then of course wonderful.
Later this morning we heard a knock on our mobile home door. A young German guy living here noticed our marker plate (from Switzerland) and wanted to say “Guten Tag!” He also brought us the best fresh oranges I’ve ever ate all my life.
In the afternoon we visited Noto, a city which got 1693 completely destroyed by an earthquake and later rebuilt in 6 km distance. 2002 it got declared world heritage site by UNESCO.
The following day we went to the old Tonnara (an inactive tuna fish factory)
where now men come and spend the day fishing …
In the afternoon we visited Genesis Food – they produce excellent local specialities, from fresh to the glass.
We continued our trip to the very south of this beautiful island, which will be in part 3.