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Travel Blogs from Sciacca
... actually a fallen statue of a male angel...
It was awesome to spend a few hrs wandering about, and getting there by foot was good to get an idea of the scale and surrounding area too. Back at the apartment I watched the wedding singer in Italian, which is possibly more funny than in English!
Today I went into Agrigento town after a lazy morning, but found I had seen all the main sites within an hour or so... Unfortunately the main "attraction" was the cathedral, ...
... br> Had lunch at 'Mandranova' - a vineyard about a half hour drive from the valley of the Temples. Here we learned how they make their olive oil and partook of an olive oil tasting. This was proceeded by a delicious lunch at the vineyard. Mandranova is I'm a delightful setting and has lots of little nooks of seating to just relax. It also provides accommodation and would be a lovely place to stay for a few days that would force you to relax. I don't know how ...
... and invention as well as their extent".
Our final stop was at the town of Enna, perched high on a hilltop. Enna's claim to fame is that it is situated dead centre in Sicily. The views from the town were breathtaking. However, there was a general consensus amongst the group that Enna was a waste of time.
The hotel, Colleverde Park Hotel is a lovely hotel with extensive gardens and a view of the Valley of the Temples. This is a family ...
... republica Mazara macchiato with an apple pastry photo
Miles covered 33 miles
Time in saddle 3hrs 13 mins
Elevation gained 1,336 feet
Calories burnt. 1,136
Selinute was our main goal and fortunately we made it before closing time massive. It is a Greek archaeological site with 7 temples in various states of disrepair. Most looked like an early Greek version of Jenga with bits of temple all over the place as a result ...
... br> Miles cycled 47
Elevation gain. 893 feet
Time on saddle. 4:38
Calories burnt. 1,319
We stopped in Marsala for a spot of wine tasting. Arandom gesture by complete strangers made a real highlight of the day. They sensed my disappointment that all one place had to offer with the Marsala was a dry biscuit; they told us to go 100 m down the street to La Sirena Ubriaca which was superb. We tried ...