TO DO LIST
QEAT/ Anche Gli Angeli, a restaurant that operates in the basement of a former grand church, just off Noto's main street, with a selection of books, housewares and art for sale in various parts of the space. Excellent versions of Sicilian specialities, sometimes with an extra twist. Q SHOP/ Reali Sicilie. Facing the main square in Scicli, this store has exceptional and unique handcrafted jewelry, ceramics and more. Not your usual tourist shop.
STROLL/ While the main plaza in Siracusa is beautiful, there's nothing nicer at sunset than to walk along the western side of Ortygia, the island that the old city is built on, looking out at the sea, the boats and, on land, the Fontana Aretusa, which has a Greek myth attached to it. Q STAY/ Hotel Gutkowski, Siracusa. Simple but elegant, it has great views of the sea to the east and the rooftops of the old town of Ortygia.