The Cava d'Ispica is a 12km long gorge with thousands of small caves in the walls. The caves are said to be a natural phenomenon in karst rock which have been modified by the dwellers over the centuries. They were used for habitation and as tombs. The earliest human remains are from the Neolithic era.
|Walking towards the caves.
|Capers grow wild here.
|Carob tree. The seed pods of the carob are crushed and used as a chocolate alternative.
|Two well cut our caves.
|Used to be a church.
|Another cave dwelling.
|Having lunch in a cave.
|The fruit from this cactus, called pricky pear, is popular here.
|We spotted some prehistoric drawings of horse and men.
|An old well.
|Church in a cave.
|Enjoying 2 granitas.
|Sculptor at work.
|Seedlings for sale.
|Locals out enjoying the breeze.
That night, it was back to Cesco's house for dinner. He made a delicious octopus salad and pasta.
|Huge octopus, boiled in water, lemon juice and bay leaves.
|Octpous all chopped up and drizzled with olive oil, lemon juice and lots of parsley.
|Simple but delicious pasta dressed in a special Italian anchovy sauce.
|Gabriella made me a necklace using white seashells (to match my white hat) and gave me a book featuring Paul Gauguin's paintings.
|May Ling received a necklace too.