We had breakfast at a nearby coffee shop again today. This time I had cannoli – mmm with an orange ricotta filling and a wonderfully crunchy shell.  Sitting outside of course we could watch the streets come alive with the Saturday trucks carrying produce to the street markets.

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As we headed back to get the car it seemed like the morning was meant for the local kitties. They’d dash across the street and disappear. We could see them here and there including on the outside edges of the balconies. Many would dash through small holes in the walls. One of course must have gotten the word that Cathy’s camera was there and stopped to pose for me.

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We hit the road again to check out two of the nearby towns. Ragusa was our first stop today – woah – after we parked the car it was quite a hike up to get to the town area. Lots of churches and the now familiar narrow streets.
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it’s actually a very good thing that Ragusa require us to hike up that very steep hill as we had lunch at Ristorante Duomo, a 2 star Michelin restaurant. It was the lunch that kept going and going and going. Oh my, sooo good, and filling.

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Charlie’s lunch (above)                                                 My lunch (above)                                                        My lunch again

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                                                                                             My desert (above)                                                   Charlie’s desert (above)

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We each ordered one lunch item and one desert – the rest were unexpected surprises! Yes – we were very full when we finished. Superb food and service.

From Ragusa we drove to Chiaramonte Gulfi. Thank goodness the hills here could not even be called hills when compared to Ragusa! There was a charming little church here. One of the statues outside and next to the front door actually included two dogs. Yeah – I know I needed a dog fix of some sort (especially after the morning of the cats). These guys were cute – but I do believe the sculptor was not a dog person as the mouth is not that of any canine I have ever seen.

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