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... around the edge of town, which is also the edge of the hilltop, and gawking at the amazing 360 degree view.
Our arrival in Erice was an adventure. Located within a few kilometers of the coast but at over 2300 feet elevation, the access roads comprise a dramatic series of switchbacks and sheer drop-offs. Had fun on the climb even with only 1200cc, but as we approached the city the skies opened up into drenching downpour. We had read ...
We didn't have a set time to start today, and had the morning to explore on our own, so we joined our new friends Sandra and Frank for a walk. We saw the 12th century church, Chiesa di S. Maria, which was originally planned as a mosque, so it contains stunning Byzantine mosaics. Next door there was a much smaller and very simply decorated church, ...
Our first stop was after winding up a large hill to view the 5th century Temple and Theatre. Next was another set of hairpin bends expertly negotiated by our bus driver, while we enjoyed spectacular views down towards the coastline. The picturesque medieval village of Erice was expertly built at the top. We wandered the cobblestone streets and in one of the piazzas a film crew ...
We left Trapani at 10 AM on Friday by bus retracing the route back to Palermo arriving about noon. After checking into the hotel and having lunch we attacked the city by Hop on Hop off bus! Palermo has done a pretty good job of mixing the old with the new. Much of the historical area remains intact while a new modern city has expanded outside. It's pretty chaotic in the narrow old streets, many now of which have been closed to traffic. ...
A funny thing about Italy is that just about every petrol station has a bar, yes that's right a BAR on site. It is at these bars the purchase of coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and (somewhat amusingly) alcohol to drink hapens whilst you read the papers. Cigarettes are for sale and to smoke, inside the bar is illegal, however on the concourse around the bowsers is quite acceptable!
When it comes to driving, Italians have an interesting knack ...