Hotel La Pineta
Travel Blogs from Erice
Among the many not-so-well known pearls of Sicily, there are little towns that combine art and history and natural sceneries as few others in the entire world. Erice, called the “city in the clouds” is extremely picturesque. Located in Western Sicily between Trapani and the beautiful Zingaro marine reserve, Erice is an enchanting …
Hard to get access to a computer from here -- lots of people use their own, and so there are fewer internet cafes...... right now I am using the laptop that belongs to the proprietress of where we're staying. Very nice for her to lend it to me.
So, please excuse the list-like format here. Just want to get it down.
SEGESTA and …
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 ...
... 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 ...
... we stopped at the temple ruins at Segesta. There was a dig in progress at the site which was interesting to watch. The Greek, Doric Temple (not actually built by the Greeks) is claimed to be the best preserved in the world. It was never completed, having always been roofless. The Greek Theatre (amphitheatre built 430 BC) sits high on a hill with the rolling green countryside creating a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet