November 17th–December 2nd, 2016

  • Starting a nighttime tour of Ragusa.
  • Duomo.
      • Detective Montalbano is a popular Sicilian detective serial. There are tours of the filming locations.
          • Olive oil producer, Gulino, at Chiaramonte Gulfi.
          • Centrifuge for filtering the olive oil…
          • …and samples for all, of course.
            • Getting a tour of the olive trees and farmland.
              • Lost in the streets of Ragusa.
              • Pay dirt! We find a seller of Nucatola cookies.
              • Namesake cookies.
              • Yum. We took some home to send to relatives.
              • Part of our lunch.
              • Cooking lessons at the hotel restaurant—Making arancini.
              • Lessons from the chef.
              • Basic ingredients of arancini, ready to be formed into balls.
              • Arancini, ready for deep frying.
              • One of the chef’s helpers
              • Dinner for all.
                • Carol’s birthday.
                  • Bob meets a Sicilian police officer.
                    • Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, Modica’s orginal chocolate factory.
                    • All the different flavored award winning chocolates.
                    • We’re going to watch them temper and mold chocolates.
                    • All the Sicilian delicacies, including Nucatoli.
                    • Well said!
                    • KB & Wendall.
                    • Italian cemeteries are all above ground. The remains only get a limited amount of time there.
                    • Our guide to Scicli. He's the only one not writing a book.
                    • Town hall in Scicli.
                    • The office of Detective Montalbano’s boss.
                      • Sentimental 19th or early 20th century works.
                        • Another lunch of treats.
                        • Siracusa on a rainy night.
                        • Our bus driver, Giuseppe, with Susanna.
                        • The next day was extremely windy.
                        • Violent waves pounding the shore and ruffling our feathers.
                          • our guide to the Neapolis Archaeological Park with Greek theatre, dungeon and Roman amphitheater.