Podcast: Siracusa, Sicily; Off The Beaten Path

Sea Urchins at the street market
Sea Urchins at the street market

Join us in Siracusa, Sicily as we go off the beaten path and share our story of negotiating our seafood dinner bill. Yes, that’s right, after our palates found satisfaction is when the artful eighty-six year old matriarch of the establishment struck.  With no menus, no listed prices, and fishermen delivering the catch, fresh out of the sea, during chow time, there were no haggle tactics available to us.  Her wisdom to strike a satisfied customer was priceless.  We spoke no Sicilian and she nor anyone in her fine white  table-cloth restaurant spoke English.  Some how, we all ended up friends. That story, another non-English speaking restaurant experience, and three other things to do in Siracusa are on this episode of Stories Faces Places.