By Tom Allin
Not all our time with Anna and Edmund was looking at old things. We spent three
evenings in Ortygia, which is the original settlement of Syracuse. Ortygia is located
on a small island to the south of Syracuse. We would take a five to seven minute taxi
rides each way and had what I tasted as very good meals.
Anna volunteered to introduce Nancy and me to several desserts and drinks –
sometimes in the late afternoon and others after dinner. I don’t remember the
names of the desserts but I do remember what they look like and have continued to
order when I see them in a pastry case.
Our drinks and the free bar food. This was at the small café shop next to the
entrance to our hotel.