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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 ...
... they were all filled with water. Local people on the stairs looked very sad and we fear they had to cancel the activity that was planned for the evening.
Back to Agrigento for a few refreshing moments in the pool and then diner in the same place again with the artists. Interesting conversations about figurative and non-figurative art and how the art scene works in Belgium. So, again it was late an no time left for Blogging.
Friday, July 24, 2015
The blog is a bit in delay for various reasons, pleasure and technical.
So, let's get back in time and zoom back to Friday. We moved from Palermo area to Agrigento on the South side of the island, approximately exactly under Palermo.
We took an extended trip since we wanted to get to Poggioreale again to find the ruins of the old village which was demolished by an earthquake in 1968 and which we must have missed by ...
... street, had lunch then looked at the sea.
Wine tasting at Florio, this winery makes Marsala wines was established in 1833. The first big Barrell contained 62,000 litres of wine, they have more than 6 million litres that are slowly aging. The wine cellar isn't chilled it is at sea level made of limestone with an average temperature of 22-26°, the max level of wine is marked on the barrel. The winery was bombed in 1943 (large buildings near sea & airport) ...
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.