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Saturday 23rd August
Hello from Palermo, Sicily
Made famous by the Godfather movies and as we walked off the ship we were confronted by a smooth talking taxi driver who said "sir I can do you a good deal", how could I say no, I might be sleeping with the fishes if I did.
We actually did get a pretty good deal, for €90 the driver who could speak a bit of English drove us to the major attractions around town. First ...
August 10, 2014
Taormina, Sicily, Italy
We awakened at 6 AM and rushed to the upper observation deck with a cup of tea in hand to watch us sail through the Straits of Messina. We had already passed but to our port side was Sicily and Mount Etna was straight ahead. The view was stunning. This is the second largest volcano in Europe and has been activity for a number a years. Susan must have taken 50 shots of the volcano. What a beautiful way to ...
On Saturday we made a 2 hour trip to visit Sicilia Outlet Village - not very cultural! Most of the clothes were still over-priced but we had a fun day mooching around and getting into the Sicilian way of life.
On Sunday, we rested and cooked and rested...... Paolo made Melanzane Parmeggiana and I made onion marmalade with the Tropea onions we received from Valle Verde. Buonissimo!
Etna Mare doesn't ...
... so we were able to enjoy the mosiacs at our leisure without being crowded or rushed. We did. Just sitting remembering the villa continues to leave me awe struck, and at a loss for words.
Go to this website to get a view of lots more photos of the mosaics.
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... the local priest. They were the Catacombs of St.John. We then visited the Archeological Museum which held all the discoveries of pots and pans and other things that the ancient Ortigians used in their daily life. We then headed back to our flat for a rest before heading out to do a bit of shopping and have our last meal in Sicily. Sicily is our second last stop in Italy before Verona. We got to Malta next which is its own country. After Verona we are headed to France. By for now, from ...