Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Siracusa and Gambino Winery

Yesterday we all went to Siracusa and enjoyed some beautiful weather. We stopped at the Greek and Roman amphitheaters and then went to Ortygia to see the city and the church built around a Greek Temple in the middle of the piazza. Today the boys went kayaking in the morning and then we went to Gambino winery to enjoy some wine and food.


caves in Siracusa

Roman Amphitheater

soccer game in Siracusa

castle in Siracusa

having a glass of wine in Siracusa

boys kayaking in Acitrezza

Gambino winery

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


going to a nice fish dinner in Acitrezza

fried calamari

spaghetti with clams

various fresh grilled fish 


lunch in Agrigento, Valley of the Temples

group shot :)

Greek catacombs

trying real hard to push the column over :)

smoking ribs

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nick is here!

Nick arrived to Italy on March 24 after a very long journey. He flew from San Diego to New York where there were "technical difficulties" which created a seven hour delay. After finally catching his flight from New York to Rome and then Rome to Catania, his luggage was went to Chicago! So we brought him home so he could rest and thankfully his luggage showed up the next day. After that, he was able to relax and we took him to Catania to go shopping for a pair of Italian sunglasses. Our next stop was beautiful Taormina to see the Greek Amphitheater, Gene and I hadn't seen it yet. The amphitheater was amazing! Nick will still be here for a little over a week, so we will be doing more posts later. 

fruit stand in Catania market

Catania fish market


Catania garden, they change the date in the bushes every day

Smoking a brisket


Nick picking out his pizza

Taormina's Greek Theater

a very lucky girl having a wedding in Taormina, Sicily