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Location: Schwechat

Day 1 - 30 Sep 2021

Flughafen Wien

Schwechat, Flughafen Wien

Content: Ready for Boarding 😴

Location: Catania

Day 1 - 30 Sep 2021

Flughafen Catania

Catania, Flughafen Catania

Content: We took a direct flight from Vienna to Catania with Austrian Airlines. The flight was really comfortable and after around 2 hours we arrived safely at Catania Airport. https://www.austrian.com/at/de/homepage

Europcar Catania Aeroporto

Catania, Europcar Catania Aeroporto

Content: We rented a small car (the cheapest category) via Europcar. Make sure to book the car in advance as it will be very expensive if you don’t! Also don’t forget to check if your credit card covers an insurance, if it’s covered you don’t need one from Europcar. We checked everything and then we started our trip to Siracusa which is a drive of about 2 hours.

Location: Syrakus

Day 1 - 30 Sep 2021

Syrakus

Syrakus, Syrakus

Content: After the long drive we finally arrived at our cute Apartment, Lemon Tree Villa. We really enjoyed staying there, it was not directly in the old town so it was quite and we were able to park the car in front of the door. To Ortigia we walked only 15 minutes by foot. https://www.sicilyboutiqueapartments.com/en/1914838/lemon-tree-villa-casa-arancio

Location: Fontane Bianche

Day 1 - 30 Sep 2021

Fontane Bianche

Fontane Bianche, Fontane Bianche

Content: Afterwards we drove to one of the most beautiful beaches around Siracusa. It took as about 15 minutes. We were very surprised when we noticed that there are only a few other people. That is really an advantage about traveling during off season!

Location: Siracusa

Day 2 - 1 Oct 2021

Ortygia

Siracusa, Ortygia

Content: In the morning we went to the daily market in Ortygia. It is located in “Via de Benedict’s” and runs from 07:30-14:00 o’clock. You can buy a lot of fresh food there: fish, fruits, vegetables, dried fruits like dates, herbs, spices and so much more! We really enjoyed strolling around the market and bought some delicious groceries. Hmmm

NonnAngé Bakery & Coffee Ortigia Siracusa

Siracusa, NonnAngé Bakery & Coffee Ortigia Siracusa
Siracusa, NonnAngé Bakery & Coffee Ortigia Siracusa
Siracusa, NonnAngé Bakery & Coffee Ortigia Siracusa

Content: Afterwards we went for a little, classic Italian breakfast: Croissant and Espresso. We were deeply impressed by the cheap coffee prices. I general we can really recommend this place to have breakfast, they also have a lot of other dishes on their menu that sounded really good (Pancakes, Bread with a poached egg,…)

Location: Arenella

Day 2 - 1 Oct 2021

Arenella Beach

Arenella, Arenella Beach

Content: Later we drove to Arenella Beach to relax a little bit. This beach was really amazing and got our favorite one for the week, we came back several times. You can either go to the public side and relax on your towel in the sand or you can rent a sun bed as well as an umbrella. We went for sandy toes!

Location: Siracusa

Day 2 - 1 Oct 2021

Piano B

Siracusa, Piano B

Content: For dinner we went to Piano B and had a very delicious pizza! You can choose from different styles of Pizza (thinner, thicker etc.) BUT the menu was only in Italian, it was really hard to choose the right option but we made it and it was definitely worth it!

Location: Ragusa

Day 3 - 2 Oct 2021

Ragusa

Ragusa, Ragusa
Ragusa, Ragusa

Content: After a 2:30 hours trip we arrived in Ragusa - the most picturesque towns in Sicily: Ragusa. The city is split into two parts by a deep ravine. I would recommend to park the car in one of the garages in the upper part of the city. After that you can walk all the way down to „Ibla“ the old part of the city. While walking all the way down you will have a great view of the historical town.

Ristorante ll Barocco

Ragusa, Ristorante ll Barocco

Content: At il Barocco, a cute little Restaurant in the heart of Ilba, Ragusa we had some really nice tapas. They also have a little shop we’re you can buy some delicate groceries.

Gelati Divini

Ragusa, Gelati Divini
Ragusa, Gelati Divini

Content: Make sure to stop by at „Gelati DiVini“ for exotical ice cream varieties such as red or white wine. 🍷

Location: Modica

Day 3 - 2 Oct 2021

Modica

Modica, Modica
Modica, Modica
Modica, Modica

Content: Modica - consists of three urban centers: Modica Alta (the higher town part), Modica Bassa (the lower town), Modica Sorda (modern part of the town). I would recommend to concentrate on the two parts I mentioned first. This city is more original, I noticed more locals than tourists. If you love the baroque style make sure to visit the cathedral of Saint George, were you can also get up to the steeple. ⛪️ As soon as you have reached the top you will have a great view over Modica. You need about 3 hours for a visit, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere there. 💫

Location: Siracusa

Day 3 - 2 Oct 2021

Barcollo

Siracusa, Barcollo

Content: After a long day we enjoyed some drinks at this cute little bar! We really liked their cocktail creations! 😍 To reserve a table is recommended.

Location: Noto

Day 4 - 3 Oct 2021

Noto

Noto, Noto
Noto, Noto
Noto, Noto

Content: After a drive of about 2 hours we arrived in Noto - a City in the Province of Syracuse is one with the most beautiful historic center on the island. We strongly recommend you to park at “private parking places” - they are not too expensive but it’s very hard to find a “public” place to park there. You need about half a day to visit the center. Just stroll through the narrow streets and admire the impressive golden architecture. The spot is quite touristy, but when we have been there it was not too crowed (end of September).The small town is really worth a visit if you are interest in history and sightseeing, as everything is a architectural gem. 🛕

Sabbinirica à putìa d'ercole

Noto, Sabbinirica à putìa d'ercole
Noto, Sabbinirica à putìa d'ercole
Noto, Sabbinirica à putìa d'ercole

Content: In the afternoon we enjoyed a delicious snack at this little restaurant which is located at the Main Street near the cathedral.

Location: Siracusa

Day 4 - 3 Oct 2021

La Cambusa

Siracusa, La Cambusa
Siracusa, La Cambusa
Siracusa, La Cambusa
Siracusa, La Cambusa

Content: We had a very special dinner at this place. Our host recommended this restaurant and it was totally worth it! It was very local but also a bit fancy, we enjoyed delicious fish, sushi and typical Sicilian side dishes. I can really recommend to have dinner here if you want to try something special. 🥂

Location: Arenella

Day 5 - 4 Oct 2021

Arenella Beach

Arenella, Arenella Beach

Content: In the morning we left our little Lemon Tree Villa, because we wanted to head to Etna to go trekking. Before we left we went back to our favorite beach and enjoyed the sun. ☀️

Location: Milo

Day 5 - 4 Oct 2021

B & B Villa Loriana

Milo, B & B Villa Loriana
Milo, B & B Villa Loriana
Milo, B & B Villa Loriana

Content: We had a very long drive, about 3 hours, because we headed directly into “rush hour”. Nevertheless we made it to our new apartment in Milo! The host was super nice and helpful BUT it was so cold up there, I was freezing and noticed that I hadn’t brought the right clothes for these temperatures.

Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario

Milo, Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario
Milo, Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario
Milo, Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario

Content: Our host recommended us a very cute and super authentic restaurant. The menu was all Italian and nobody spoke English there but we really enjoyed the excellent food as well as the authentic vibe. 😍

Location: Città metropolitana di Messina

Day 6 - 5 Oct 2021

Gole dell'Alcantara - Ingresso comunale

Città metropolitana di Messina, Gole dell'Alcantara - Ingresso comunale
Città metropolitana di Messina, Gole dell'Alcantara - Ingresso comunale
Città metropolitana di Messina, Gole dell'Alcantara - Ingresso comunale

Content: First we went to the Gole dell’Alcantara. It is canyon filled with cold water, you can walk up a few 100 meters but make sure to wear bathing shoes as it’s quite slippery. Note: Enter the canyon via “Ingresso Comunale” as it is much cheaper than “Gole Alcantara Botanical & Geological Park”.

Location: Francavilla di Sicilia

Day 6 - 5 Oct 2021

Gurne alcantara

Francavilla di Sicilia, Gurne alcantara
Francavilla di Sicilia, Gurne alcantara
Francavilla di Sicilia, Gurne alcantara

Content: Later we went to Francavilla di Sicila by car (only about 5 minutes) we started a trek down to the Gurne de’ll Alcantara and what we saw was very impressive, we really recommend to go there! It’s much more interesting and less touristy than the Gole de’ll Alcantara. Nevertheless I’d recommend to discover both of time permits. 😊

Location: Milo

Day 6 - 5 Oct 2021

Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario

Milo, Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario
Milo, Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario
Milo, Quattro Archi Di Grasso Rosario

Content: We went to the same restaurant as the day before, because there are not so many options. Milo is only a small village. 😄

Location: Catania

Day 7 - 6 Oct 2021

Flughafen Catania

Catania, Flughafen Catania

Content: We had to wake up very early. We went back to the airport, returned the car (which was super easy and relaxed). Nevertheless I recommend to be VERY early at the airport if you need to check in luggage as they are very slowly!! We had another direct flight back home to Vienna with Austrian Airlines! Hope you like my itinerary 🥰

Location: Schwechat

Day 7 - 6 Oct 2021

Flughafen Wien

Schwechat, Flughafen Wien

Content: Back home 🥰