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... appreciated in performances today; the splendid 15th century Palazzo Corvaia; and the Odeon, a small Imperial Age theater set amidst colorful public gardens.
SICILIAN WINE ROADS
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Tour Code: tam-006
Explore Sicily's historic winemaking tradition during this picturesque half-day visit to the wine region near Mt. Etna.
Sicily is Italy's third most important wine and ...
... met up with a few crew members at a cafe where there is good wifi. I was able to have a video chat with my mama before heading back to the ship.
I watched Silhouette the show for the 7th and 8th time and watched the movie Goon. On a side tangent, this movie is hilarious and since parts of it were filmed in Winnipeg it made me very happy to watch while being so far away from home. ...
... lunch). Chiesa di Santa Lucia al Sepolcro has the first Caravaggio painting I've seen outside of a museum, and it's beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. We visit the Duomo which is built on top of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Finally we see Apollo's Temple, built in 600 BC, which seems oddly out of place in the city center.
I'll miss my Italian family! Hope to see you again soon.
... We eventually agree to it and sign all the necessary paperwork but I balk at signing the damage sheet without first seeing the vehicle and am glad that I hesitated. It, like most Sicilian cars has dings in every panel (not joking) and when you see the way they drive, it's really not surprising. He isn't happy when Paul makes a mark on his bit of paper and screws it up and storms off inside. I think he won't hire to us now, which in hindsight, might have been a good thing. Anyway, ...
... grow rapidly. Also came across many old lava flows. We then went back on the bus and climbed up to 1900 metres before getting on a cable car that took us to 2600 metres. We then set off on a steep climb to the summit (3350 metres) but time and aching limbs left us a few hundred metres short. The volcano is still active and you can see smoke coming out of the crater. Last eruption was in March this year. It ...