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Well, last full day in Sicily, so off to visit the town we have based ourselves at. We are down near the coast, but the old town itself is 200 metres high up a very winding, steep road. It is an old Sicilian town with narrow streets and plenty of shopping, both low and high end. Reason for the high end is that other than airports, it is on of the few places you can buy expensive items without having to pay the VAT if you are a non EC person. Usually you ...
... tell why the rich and famous have houses here. After catching the ferry across to Sorrento back on the mainland and walking up 1000 steps to get to the bus we noticed that our token Asian Olivia wasn't with us. It was later discovered she didn't even get off the ferry and was heading back to Capri... Funny stuff Had dinner at a restaurant overlooking the bay of Naples. It had million dollar views and was all very impressive then shot back to the hotel for a recovery from the sun and ...
... about doing a "tour" around Palermo for a few Euro! After some bartering, we decided to take an "alternative" tour of the sights of Palermo. Wow, what a tour, down very narrow streets, which we had no idea where we were...could have been off to an organ donation centre! Saw a few markets, including seafood, meat, goods etc. The churches were a surprise. You can see the Arabic influence in the city and churches, some of the design and work was stunning. The opera house is ...
... the town inch by inch. We got some irritated looks from the locals as we should not have been there! We got past in some places with mills to spare. Thank god we did not need to reverse! To say I was not sh8$&4!g myself is an understatement! Neil had to get out of the car (Volvo SUV) to guide us through! When I saw we had got through to the other side, I was relieved and considered getting out of the car to kiss the ground! We decided to stay the night ...
Early start to make the Ferrovia Circumennea train that goes around Mt Etna. We managed to find the train station thanks to Sue. After seeing us 4 passengers on the platform, we noticed that they pumped extra diesel into the train! At 9 we set off on a 114km journey which took just over 3 hours. The landscape contrasted from market gardens, vines, orchards to waste land of volcanic black basalt. It ...