Hotel Villa Mokarta
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Travel Blogs from Salemi
... on top of the hill was very refreshing.
Checked in at San Francesco Monastery. Medieval but with modern amenities. My window looks out to a courtyard, I feel transported to the 11th century. Explored the scientific center. Didn't realise Richard Feynmann, my physics idol, used to lecture here. Dinner at S. Rococco cafe, two courses with a surprise desert. With neuroscientists from Cambridge. One of them's presenting ...
... 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.
... wine country" , no winery signs with the vineyard name such as we're used to in Australia. There was the generic "wine trail" but nothing more specific. At the tourist centre we enquired about visiting wineries.......you need to book and make an appointment. Decided to keep taking our chances.
Paul then discovered a deserted wine shop so wandered in to look. The owner ...
... fish, Paul had spaghetti marinara and I had the spaghetti pesto. Bliss.
I know I go on about food, but sometimes, even frequently, it needs to be raved about.
When we arrived we were their only customers, so could take our pick of tables. After choosing and settling in, it started to rain slightly, so a table was moved to an undercover location for us. That was interesting to observe - the waiter had a nice spot ...
... in the fields at the age of 12. He joins the fascist army during the WWII, but after the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, he joins the partisans that are fighting in the north of Italy to free the Country from the Nazis. When he gets back to Sicily, he finds that the land ownership mechanism existing before the "fasci Siciliani" has been reestablished by the land owners and the mafia. The Italian government has issues a law that states that un-cultivated lands can be assigned ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool