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I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

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Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse, or more specifically Ortygia, is a mini-peninsula connected to the mainland by three short bridges.  It is the historic center of Syracuse and as such, is packed with the aging baroque apartments that once made up the largest city in the medieval world.  Eventually, you have to give yourself over to the tangled web of narrow streets and just wander. No matter what, every street comes to an end at a Piazza or the sparkling azure sea.

Syracuse has some of Sicily’s top restaurants.  Restaurants here tend to be a bit more international, and feature variations of Sicilian cuisine.  Trattoria La Foglia has inventive food, perfect service, and a bohemian-chic style all its own.  Le Vin de L’assassin Bistrot absolutely stole the show.  You’ll need a reservation and the ability to read handwritten french on chalkboards to access the French-Sicilian fusion cuisine here.

We loved the small apartment we rented.  It can be found here.  The location couldn’t have been any better (next door to Le Vin de L’assassin).

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― Jack Kerouac, Tristessa

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