Friday, July 18, 2008


Last night's photo was taken on the road between Modica and Ragusa.

Now to tonight's quiz:

C Second city of Sicily

A Bitter - - - - - - - , book about the making of Sicilian pastries by Mary Taylor Simeti and Maria Grammatico.

T We live in fear of one of these: un - - - - - - - - - .

A Costanza d' - - - - - - - - - , daughter of Roger 11 of Sicily, later Queen of Sicily and Empress.

N City in south-east Sicily almost totally destroyed in the 1693 earthquake.

I Ancient Himera.

A Piazza - - - - - - - - , hilltop town south of Enna famous for its Roman mosaics.

Highlight below for answers:

Catania; Almonds; terremoto; Altavilla; Noto; Imera; Armerina.


CherryPie said...

I didn't want to be so bad in class today, so I got help from Google. I managed to get 6 right ;-)

Ellee Seymour said...

I think I would like you to show me these special places so I can be your best student.

Say hi to James.

James Higham said...

Cherie - you did better than I did.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...



3... Don't know Sicilian...but it is a earthquake, earth tremor..


if I googled would get them all most probably..

Gledwood said...

one quick query: have you ever been to Sardinia?

did you know the work "sardonic" comes from a mythical herb supposedly that grew upon the island that made the natives laugh uproariously in comedy nonsensicalness...(??!?)...

Anonymous said...

I couldn't get any of them - for goodness sake you ought to know you live there... oh.. the pizza one is always Formaggio... Am I right?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well done, cherrypie. Ellee, you are welcome any time. James says "Ciao" and sends good wishes.
Oh, here he is - ciao, your lordship. Hi, Anne. Well done. Terremoto is the word you're looking for. Ciao, Gleds . Nice to se you. No, have not been there and I didn'tknow that. Thanks for the info. Quite right, Mutley - I should know!


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