- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 7198 KB
- Print Length: 92 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1794682473
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07N1WMK6D
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- Customer reviews: 8 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #490,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Where should I stay in Sicily?: A Travel Guide & companion to Ortigia & Syracuse/Siracusa Kindle Edition
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The author comes across as a unique mix of ardent adventurer and historian. The book blends the practicalities of creating an enjoyable holiday or life for yourself in this region with a deep love and knowledge of its fascinating history. Yet this is no dry tomb. It’s peppered with an up-to-date, personal and useful narrative that tells you no more than you need, to plan and make the most of your holiday or your notions to settle there.
My only criticisms would be that it doesn’t look deeply at immigration issues (finding work, applying for residency, etc) for those seriously wanting to start afresh in Sicily, however it focuses more on the love for the island: The food, beautiful streets, historical places and the breathtaking Mount Etna. It’s also full of little tips to do the hardest of things: Make friends and build yourself a social (and romantic) life as a single, foreign stranger in a new land. Knowing how to do that, who would not love to explore the planet solo?
The narrative is a humorous, gentle and easy read, perfect for the beach or sipping coffee in the beautiful streets of Syracuse. The narrator’s voice adds quality to the experience of this island: One could almost imagine one had been invited along to join him on his adventures.
I also recommend taking a physical copy to the pub and casually browsing it...I did that and got chatted up!
It made for interesting ice-breaking conversation with a cute English gentleman.
I'd say this is a great book for anyone travelling to Sicily, it is a short read so perfect for the journey there.
It is written in somewhat a story telling style, or perhaps in a diary- esque way, full of useful and interesting historic facts and a dash of philosophy and a sprinkle of humour! The best part about it is that it is not giving you all the details of places to go as the author wants you to explore yourself, he is merely guiding you in the right direction. Highly recommend it!