I've been reading that in Europe, getting ice in a drink is a problem. I have a couple of strange medical/physical "quirks" that may then pose a problem- first, I can't tolerate the excessive carbonation that is put in soft drinks, and either getting a bottled drink (and shaking it down) or icing the drink is the only way to reduce this problem (the carbonation starts hiccups- which are very painful and sometimes leads to throwing up).
The second is that I have a terrible time cooling down- I can tolerate cold but not heat. Lukewarm drinks when I'm hot doesn't do a thing to help. (If I'm hot, alcohol is NOT a good idea- I only feel hotter and get dizzy!)
What would be suggested?
I'm going to northeastern Sicily in May-June.