May 2017 Trip Report: Giardini di Naxos to Ortigia (Day 4)

Finally woke up a little bit later since today was a moving day. I knew we couldn't check into our next hotel until 3 pm (they were very strict on that!) so we hung out in Giardini di Naxos until about 1 pm.  

I'm really glad the G7 summit hasn't impacted our trip as I thought it would. It starts next week but for security reasons they are shutting down access to Taormina starting on Monday.  

This morning we walked around Giardini di Naxos which is a relaxing beach resort area.  

 Giardini di Naxos

Giardini di Naxos

Afterward we drove 1.5 hours to Ortigia, which is in the Siracusa region of Sicily. You need to have a ZLT pass to drive into the island but since we are staying at I Santi Coronati B & B which has free parking, they will register our car with the authorities. 

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We were so tired from the past few days we didn't so much but walk around the city for a bit and then went to dinner. Dinner was at Alevante, which I made reservations for a while ago and I recommend! Everything on the menu is under 20 euros and though it's a small menu and small staff, it's quality food with great outdoor seating by the sea.  

 View by Alevante at sunset  

View by Alevante at sunset  

At Alevante we had the buffalo mozzarella, prawns, ravioli, seafood carbonara and grilled veggies with a half liter of white wine, all for under 80 euros for three people. 

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