The fish market was one of my favorite parts of Siracusa. It was an active place filled with vendors yelling out their prices and a variety of fish, fruit, vegetable, and other products.
Although the pictures don't capture it well (my camera broke on our first full day, so these are poor-quality phone pics), the Sicilian sun is incredible! It is so bright and the skies are almost always completely clear. We spent a morning at the beach, and I had fun jumping waves and making sandcastles with the kids.
Neapolis Archaeological Park
An archaeological park with many historical monuments.
A main plaza located on the island of Ortigia in Siracusa.
Latomia del Cappuccini
This place was originally a quarry, where Greeks cut blocks for buildings. Later it was a prison and then a Christian cemetery.
My host family's relative is the captain of the coast guard here, so we were able to get a tour inside and learn about some of this history related to this area from World War II.
Il Buon Cibo
The food is Sicily is amazing! My favorite traditional dishes that I tried while in Siracusa were cannoli (a pasty with creamy ricotta filling), granita (a sweet, icy dessert that is kind of similar to sorbet), and arancine (rice and ragu covered in breadcrumbs and then fried). We also had really good pizza at a restaurant where we were able to sit outside and watch the sunset over dinner.
Granita al Mandorla
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