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We set off and aimed to get to Saracusa to spend the night, the ride back down Etna was cool and we remarked how we had gotten down just in time as the clouds were rolling in and the top of Etna was not visible anymore.
After a short ride we arrived in Saracusa and found our place to stay, there were no campsites so we consulted the rough guide and found an awesome B&B with huge rooms and close to everything. The lady was lovely and was very ...
... and narrow cobblestone streets to negotiate. This small medieval town was founded in 415 B.C., and renowned in ancient times as an important sanctuary of Venus. Although we are told it is often shrouded in mist due to its hilltop location, today Erice offers splendid views of the sea and Egadi Islands under clear skies. The haze on the lands below partially obscures what would be an otherwise amazing view. It seems to me that the Sicilians ...
... each intersection. Four way stops are just suggestions; there's no rhyme or reason to who goes next. Two lane roads become three or four. Scooters pop between cars stuck in traffic and often ride on the sidewalk. Interestingly, the drivers are very tolerant of pedestrians, and slow for them to cross, even out of the crosswalk. It does take balls to just walk out in front of the cars though. We did get the hang of that pretty well. But once you're behind the wheel, all bets ...
... mosaics in the central apse of Cefalý Duomo but here the whole is a golden, glittering picture gallery with major tales from the Bible and racks of saints, described by tiny squares of colour and gilt. The main figure of Jesus seems more forlorn than Cefalý's though.
A staircase and tight passageway (€2 entry) leads to a view over the cloisters (€6 entry) and entry to ...
Dogs bark and a cockerel crows to wake us early. From our distance, we can't see the previous night's fire damage but the acrid scent of singed ground is on the air. Terre di Himera is smack in the middle of the countryside but it's too far to walk to the Madonie park and its pretty hill villages.
Fabrizio, our co-host rescues ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed