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Saturday, July 25, 2015.
In the morning we met another flemish couple that stayed in teh same place and were both artists, with whom we had a good chat. (Stijn Ank for those interested).
From Agrigento to Villa Romano del Casale is about 60 kms driving – at least if you know how to get there. It took us a little bit more and on the way had the luxury to get some policy guidance to get back to the road. We ...
... so long ago.
From there we went to Agrigento which is one of the main archeological sites in Sicily to visit the different temples, some of which are still in excellent shape and much better than what you can see in Greece. Beautiful walk from one side of the area to the other side (about 3 kms uphill in full sun) but worth the effort.
Although the whole area was fascinating one temple in particular was very well preserved.
From there to the ...
... there is a small village next to the station (small means 5 streets) and a big palazzo. Weird at least. Never thought we would see something during the walk but you can always be surprised in Sicily. It was the hunting palace of Ferdinand when he left the mainland.
Using the free time to upload some pictures. so the pictures are from the entire trip so far. Guess what is what.
... a cloud is all of a sudden the best thing on earth, water seems to be the best drink in the world...
The other thing we found out during the day is that there was quite some wind and for strange reasons that wind is always coming from the front. These headwinds were so strong that even going down (and not just a slope, but reasonable hills) you had to push hard to make progress.
We were about 20 km left from the B&B and had another climb ...
... On the way back we got a bit lost and added some 7 km to the trip through beautiful forests of olive trees. Hundreds and hundreds of olive trees, but after about half an hour we were back on our route to the old city of Selinunte. We arrived around 2 pm and tried to explain that we wanted to leave our bags in the entrance area, but that was not possible. One thing here in Sicily, English is a language known by NOBODY. Why would you ...