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The Right Way and the Sicilian Way

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 25, 2015

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... br> The Right Way to Build a City: Find a really flat area. Since that's likely to be farmland, tear out the fruit trees and plow under the row crops. We can always get our food from really exotic, faraway places like Chile and the Central Valley. Why do you think God invented deisel 18 wheelers, anyway? Build your city. Since your really flat former farmland got that way because the river that created ...

The BaroqueTowns of Southeast Sicily

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 24, 2015

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... supplies and then finding a scenic little spot to enjoy our lunch.

We arrived in Noto late afternoon, checked onto our B&B, and wandered through the town. Like most of the towns and cities in southeastern Sicily, Noto was destroyed by the huge earthquake of 1693. It was rebuilt in the baroque architectural style popular at the time, using the ...


A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 23, 2015

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... Jewish baths built during Roman times but closed around 1492 and only rediscovered 25 years ago. Used for ritual cleansing purposes, the baths were built in at the location of an earlier Greek well, about 60 feet below street level. When Jews were expelled from Sicily in the 15th century, the entrance was bricked over and the Mikvah was only rediscovered during a renovation of the Casa Bianca, now a high-end hotel.

Next morning we left ...

Sicily, Part Due (do-way)

A travel blog entry by steverino on Oct 21, 2015

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... market one last time on our way to the train station, to pick up a few last things for our on-board picnic. We stopped periodically under storefront awnings to wait for the street-turned-river to subside. Even under an awning we were getting wet from the wind and spray. A hardware storekeeper took pity on us and invited us into his store to wait out the storm. "Finished in ten minutes," he said. With the help of Google Translate, he using ...

Catania, Sicily

A travel blog entry by brenton-alan on Oct 18, 2015

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I will miss the very laid back lifestyle of the Aeolian Islands. The next destination is Catania, Sicily. Its a ferry ride from Lipari to Milazzo. Bus from Milazzo to Messina, then another bus to Catania.
The road from Messina to Catania hugs the coast, very nice and green but it seems you spend a lot of time in tunnels.

Catania is a rather interesting and fascinating place. It is full of cathedrals and churches, Roman ruins and some wonderful architecture. It is like a ...