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... even with a bowthruster!
Both Trapani and Sciacca are a little run down but absolutely charming and we spent an extra day in Sciacca because the high winds continued and we weren't too keen to leave. The walk up to the town is via around 200 steps but we were rewarded with magnificent views and delicious Italian ice cream!
Many of the streets were decorated with upside down umbrellas of all colours and there was a ...
... 8217;s of square meters of mosaics, most of them in good shape. The entire villa was more than 5000 square meter and most of it covered with mosiacs. Some of them very sober and geometric, others displaying large stories of old history with hunting, bikini girls, scenes from the Gods, etc. It takes about 2 hours to get through the entire building, so that gives you an impression of the size.
From Villa Romano del Casale we drove ...
Friday, July 24, 2015
The blog is a bit in delay for various reasons, pleasure and technical.
So, let's get back in time and zoom back to Friday. We moved from Palermo area to Agrigento on the South side of the island, approximately exactly under Palermo.
We took an extended trip since we wanted to get to Poggioreale again to find the ruins of the old village which was demolished by an earthquake in 1968 and which we must have missed by ...
... quick refresh in Agrigento (agri/country & gento/people) & off to the Valley of temples with our guide Claudia, the area was first settled by the Greeks in 751BC, there were 300,000 people living here, of which 150,000 were slaves,, they constructed several temples but when the christian came in & they didn't convert the temple it was pulled down.
1. Tempio della Giunone - faced easy, built in 450-470BC then devoted in the 6th century AD
... a really good view.
It was really fun climbing all around.
When we got home we went to the swimming pool.
And it was super fun but we had to buy swimming caps.
I don't know why but it is the most dumbest idea ever I think.
But over all we had so much fun in the pool. I think we were in there for about 2 hours.