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A Week at Erice - International Conference in Neuroeconomics - June 16 to 20
Walked about at dusk. Stunning castle with a backdrop of the towns below and the coast. It was freezing. The rapidly shifting clouds and the dancing blanket of fog made the place all the more magical.
The day starts cold and heats up during the day, but never scorching, and daramatically cools again at night. The vista ...
... and drop us off to the Acropolis. It is a long walk, probably not worth taking in a hot summer's day.
Next stop was Segesta. Another 6 Euros, plus E1.50 for shuttle all the way to the top of the hill to check out the Amphitheatre. It was a steep climb, and with the scorching summer sun, it's worth taking the shuttle. On the way down, a walk would give photo opportunities with a different ...
... the sign, so inevitably a parking "assistant" came to help, but as his English equalled our Italian it was down to interpreting the sign language. We think....that between 12.00 and 16.00 you could park for free. Left the car anyway. Came out through the fish market, always a bit of an eye opener!
The tourist centre gave us directions for the major archeological site. Closed, and in ...
... It was actually pretty boring.
We were given 2 hours free time in San Vito Lo Capo. All this town had to offer was a long sandy (yellow) beach on the Mediterranean - actually a very nice beach - and restaurants (hundreds of them).
Why is it that whenever we get free time in a town it's always between 1.00pm and 4.40pm when all the shops (except restaurants) are closed for siesta? Well, tough titties Italy, I will have to spend all my money in ...
... that if I want to get to Castellammare del golfo itself in order to get the bus to Palermo, I would need to walk two hours and/or hitch a ride. Or I could wait till Saturday where there may or may not be the chance for a lift.
The busses for Palermo are few and far between, set up for the working people, so I had a choice of 6am, 6.30am, 7am ,7.30am or 5pm! So I set my alarm for 5am and started the walk... If someone picked me up early then ...