Hotel Domus Aurea
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... even with a bowthruster!
Both Trapani and Sciacca are a little run down but absolutely charming and we spent an extra day in Sciacca because the high winds continued and we weren't too keen to leave. The walk up to the town is via around 200 steps but we were rewarded with magnificent views and delicious Italian ice cream!
Many of the streets were decorated with upside down umbrellas of all colours and there was a ...
... 8217;s of square meters of mosaics, most of them in good shape. The entire villa was more than 5000 square meter and most of it covered with mosiacs. Some of them very sober and geometric, others displaying large stories of old history with hunting, bikini girls, scenes from the Gods, etc. It takes about 2 hours to get through the entire building, so that gives you an impression of the size.
From Villa Romano del Casale we drove ...
... and there were strict signs of no entry, moreover, a number of people were working with heavy equipment to clean an old square. So my entrance was limited. But we also went to the other gate and there it only said you were not supposed to take anything from the site in remembrance of the victims. So, as this was far away from the workers, it was easy enough to get in and see the remainders of the village. It is not a pretty picture and must have been a terrible ...
... della Concordia - 430BC, best preserved as it converted to Christianity in 5th! then in 1788 back to Greek, built for the twin sons of Jupiter
Saw some endangered Girgentana goats, curling horns,only produce 1.5 litres milk a day
Cemetery - most people were only 5ft tall, & buried in the foetal position.
3. Hercules temple - only 8 columns remain, it was the 3rd largest, but in 1871 they used the ruins to construct a port only 5% remains today, it took ...
A quick 2 night stay to see the couple of attractions here.
The first one we visited was the Scala dei Turcha (or Turkish Steps).
It is where a rock cliff meets the sea and looks like snow falling down the cliff.
The pristine white colour makes this area so special and unique.
It is made of marl and when wet is even said to have skin benefits.
We climbed all up and over it.