Sunday, 16 October 2011

Day 2 October 2011 - Sicily

The town of Modica, not far from Ragusa. The town is famous for it's chocolate and baroque architecture.

They drive very small cars in Sicily; I know why. The following pictures are of the entrance to a Sicilian Avoccato [solicitor]. This car was driven through a set of double doors and literally parked inside.

and these are the double doors the car was driven through.

Churches feature heavily amongst the baroque architecture in Modica. This was the Chiesa de San Giorgiano.

The main street through Modica.

Chiesa san Giorgiana again.

Views of Modica.

Inside Chiesa san giorgiano.

Crest inside the church. Not sure of the significance of what looks like the George Cross.

Amber and I sitting on the steps outside.

Nice feature of the baroque architecture is the gargoyles under many of the balconies.

The old theatre in Modica.

Little car in Modica!

The town of Scicli, to the south of Ragusa. Filming of the TV series Inspector Montalbano takes place here.

Scicli's municipal building. As you know I will talk to any language!!! But this very nice lady was telling us scenes from Montalbano are filmed inside the mayor's office. Not normally opened to the public but hey........ guess who gets a tour of the place? Poor woman was just on her lunch hour I think; she worked in the building.

Now before you all "tut" she told me to sit in the mayor's chair!

Ceiling inside the major's office.

Painting behind the desk.

Drove south to the coastal town of Punta Secca. This villa overlooking the beach is Montalbano's house shown at the start of the programme.

Headed north to Chiaramonte Gulfi where I wanted to visit the embroidery museum there but it wasn't open. Sicily is famous for it's sifilata lace and threadwork. Very expensive to buy as I later found out.

Main street in the town.

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