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No words can do justice to the magic of this place: the food, the climate, the people, the unmatched scenery and history -- no wonder this place honouring the goddess Venus is a cross-roads of great minds from ancient civilisations to present time.
Arriving at Erice - June 15
Ryanair, delayed a bit, but no dramas. It was raining heavily in Rome, but arrived in a very sunny Trapani! Heat was scorching, but ...
... of the temple.
I suffer information overload from the rich historical background shared by the guide. Or perhaps I was too distracted taking photos of the amazing structures by the sea... and just soaking it all in in whatever solitude I find away from the crowd. It is quite an experience being in monuments built more than two thousand years ago and still standing strong and proud.
Just a short walk and swim as off to Marsala on the west coast. Wine country.
Driving along the autostrada, went through several tunnels with no lights. Quite a strange sensation. Budget or maintenance ? Never mind, the Oleanders lining and dividing the autostrada were magnificent. Glorious shades of pink reaching to the skies. Unfortunately, never a good moment to request a photo ...
... 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 ...
... that if I want to get to Castellammare del golfo itself in order to get the bus to Palermo, I would need to walk two hours and/or hitch a ride. Or I could wait till Saturday where there may or may not be the chance for a lift.
The busses for Palermo are few and far between, set up for the working people, so I had a choice of 6am, 6.30am, 7am ,7.30am or 5pm! So I set my alarm for 5am and started the walk... If someone picked me up early then ...