Travel Blogs from San Michele di Ganzaria
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 ...
... in the 12thC totally covering the villa and its out buildings ensured that the Villa was preserved virtually intact till excavations began in the early 1900's.
While the magnificence of the estate is obvious, it is the mosiacs that are responsible for its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was estimated that there are over 4200 sq yards of mosiacs. It is as large as it sounds! Each and every room had mosiacs on the ...
I am now in Sicily. We arrived here on the 31/5/14. We took a train from Naples to Sicily, 8 long tedious hours sitting on a train and if it weren't for a kind lady that asked for some water. We expected there would be a food bar on the train but there wasn’t so the lady rang her husband who brought us pizza. The train going on the ferry to Sicily was also exciting. The water was so clear but the weather was proving to be stormy whilst we were in Sicily so we ...
- coolness: ***
- difficulty: **
- length: medium
- asphalt: good
- do it if you like: Club Med, pines, cannoli
... followed their guide into the broiling sun.
Ian began taking selfies and photos of the American students so I marched him up to the Archaeological Museum. To his relief, our tickets were not valid and so he repaired to a nearby hostelry for a beer while I paid my dues and entered. The place was full of urns and vases of the type that had inspired Keats in the British Museum, beautifully painted with scenes from classical antiquity; apparently ...