Monday, September 01, 2008

An Evening in Scoglitti

Last night we decided to go to Scoglitti, a small beach town in the Ragusa province, for an evening out.  One of Les' recent acquaintances owns a restaurant there so we decided to go check it out.  It took us a little over an hour to get there and the drive was beautiful.  One area we drove through even had a state park look about it, complete with picnic areas and towering trees.  We'll definitely be going back there as the weather cools an the bugs go away.  On the way to Scoglitti we stopped in a little town for a snack.  I think it was Acate.  We took a few moments to explore their main square before jumping back in the car for the rest of the trip.

The main entrance to the church in Acate.

We arrived in Scoglitti a short time later, found a really good parking spot les than a block away from the restaurant and then set out to explore the town.  There were quite a few people out and about but other than coffee bars and gelaterias not much was open.  We walked out by the sea and out on the seawall.  There was a hint of a breeze coming off of the water but it was still very warm.

Hot days in Sicily have a way of killing any diet that I may be trying to stick too.  The only way to cool down, short of jumping into the sea is to consume copious amounts of granite and gelato.  We didn't have our bathing suits with us so what other choice did we have??  My first treat was a small cup of Almond and Cinnamon gelato.  Sooooo good! Later on in the evening I had a Gelsi granite which is, as far as I can tell, mixed berries and citrus.  Very refreshing.

As the sun went down it finally started to cool off, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it was cool outside.  We discovered a flea market and admired the old and not so old items for sale.  Fun to look at but nothing I had to bring home.  We wandered around until we knew the restaurant was open, a little after 8pm.

The food and service was wonderful at Pizza in Piazza.  It probably helped that Les knew the owner.  Tony (the owner) and Les had a great time talking about Italian and American politics in between our food courses.  I found the conversation extremely interesting.  Usually I hear about Italian politics through the few news articles I find online in English.  Hearing about the issues from an Italian was intriguing.  We arrived for dinner before the Italians started pouring in and stayed until most everyone had gone home.  Full and exhausted we headed towards home.  It was so nice to get out for a bit!

1 comment:

Sheena said...

we were just in Acate yesterday! LOL but for a completely different reason... Carmello showed us where a good tattoo studio is. Then we headed back to Niscemi to eat dinner, then watched Carmello's soccer game. =) It was a nice break from housing. Glad you got to get out and enjoy a nice meal! Love the pics. :)