We have moved now to very near Siracusa to an Agritourism site called Rinauri. It is set in an old orchard and is left natural and very pretty. A little pricey at 17euros a night considering the water is undrinkable and electric is an extra 3 euros a night but it is very peaceful, a little bit of heaven.
We tried another walk with a limited success on the river Ciane to look at the Papyrus. This was introduced into Sicily in ancient times by the Ptolemies of Egypt. We attempted the river walk but due to the amount of rain lately the banks were flooded so we just managed to get to the main pool.