Hotel La Pineta
Travel Blogs from Erice
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 ...
... and drop us off to the Acropolis. It is a long walk, probably not worth taking in a hot summer's day.
Next stop was Segesta. Another 6 Euros, plus E1.50 for shuttle all the way to the top of the hill to check out the Amphitheatre. It was a steep climb, and with the scorching summer sun, it's worth taking the shuttle. On the way down, a walk would give photo opportunities with a different ...
... 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 ...
I knew it would be cold out on the water but I regretted not taking my jacket (only had a cardigan) and regretted wearing sandals instead of boots. I had expected a boat with a cabin as well as being able to get out on deck. Instead we got a twin-hull boat with no cabin but a canopy over the deck that the wind rushed through. The cruise lasted 3 hours and by the second hour I was asking myself, "Are we there yet?". I'd had enough after ...
I think I am finished with the help x side of things for this trip. The last host here I think was and would have been bearable... its a very different way of life, not integrating with modern society and working and cooking with what they have is all very well, but for me, right now, it's not so good.
I worked myself into a bit of a state while I was there, feeling very isolated and lonely, feeling that I need to stick it out since i have put ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet