There is a pearl, so rare and hidden, found in South Eastern Sicily. You hope it will never be spoiled by time and tourism, a sort of lifelong friend I must see every time I return to my home in Sicily. She never disappoints me, never lets me down, comforts and soothes the soul exactly as she is. This serene and noble jewel is the ancient city of Ortigia – the original center of Siracusa. It’s a picturesque, peaceful and invigorating destination, whose silence and ivory Baroque alleys will linger in your memory long after you leave.