Hotel Baglio Basile
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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 ...
Sicily never fails to amaze with its ancient monuments. Segesta and Selinunte were a fascinating day trip. Both were built around 400 centuries BC, the earliest and most important Greek colonies in Sicily.
First stop was Selinunte. The Doric temple and the Acropolis were highlights of this most important ancient Greek colony in Sicily. We had to pay 6 Euros entrance. The bus had to pick us up from ...
... br> More bridges and tunnels, with the bridges spanning valleys of 2-3 km. I assumed there was a flood threat and it was cheaper to build the road up. Between the bridges and the tunnels, certainly a smooth drive.
Arrived in Marsala, a lovely walled old city, with crested city gates over cobblestones streets. Parking must be a spectacor sport for locals. We couldn't make head nor ...
... and fields with different crops.
Our apartment was light and bright, and in the evenings, kept the door open for ease of access to our deck and the views. Paul started cooking the meat for dinner, and all the adult cats from the owners house appeared and pretended to be starving. The door was shut quick smart but they were less than bashful about drooling through the glass. Shoo did not appear to be in their ...
... 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 ...
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- Swimming pool
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