Torre del Barone Club
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... of walls. It is also I think a job site for hundreds of years of reconstruction. We came upon a few workmen on scaffolds working on the columns which have been raised and one archaeological team reconstructing one of what appeared to be a labyrinth of ancient small shops. Only a fraction of the site has been worked on. I saw a photo of the site from the air and it is immense and stunning in its size, considering this wealthy Greek city had ...
... supported the temple of Zeus. Most of the rest of the items in the museum seemed to me to be bunched in glass cases with much important writing on mounted papers.
After an "apple break"...as in how to split 2 apples for lunch among four people we walked the Sicilian km back to the main site and dodged the entrepreneurs in the market place. We watched the dark clouds forming over the city, but arrived back at the car ...
... don't pick up after your dog, just don't care how your neighbourhood is. For a Canadian it is striking to see cigarettes offered for sale in clear sight, many smokers and cigarette butts littering the streets. It reminds me of China 15 years ago.
We stopped a bit beyond Gela at a place called Falconara where we ate in a restaurant dedicated to Verdi...a bit strange since he wasn't born in Sicily. We sat inside since we would have had to hold onto ...
... sunshine. All traces of the downpour had vanished, and the city seemed brighter with a thick layer of dust washed away. The Agrigento train was due to depart at 8.49am. I needed to cross THAT road! So I set off far earlier than necessary, and watched several successful crossings before joining one with half a dozen secondary school kids. The particular difficulty with this crossing is that it is a busy T-intersection, with an additional road into the station area, for cars going ...
... to visit two of the temples. Both the Temple of Juno and the Temple of Concord date from around 450 BC and are in various states of decay. They are still quite grand and imposing buildings set into a rocky landscape surrounded by olive and almond trees. And while the modern city of Agrigento is clearly visible on the distant valley side you can still get a strong sense of the ancient city set out before you. It was hot though and we were keen to go to a beach on ...