Travel Blogs from Sciacca
... after lunch time on Sunday, but I managed to find a pastry shop that was just closing, they made up a mix of mini cakes for me, allowing me a couple of freebies to try out, then gave me a discount in the end too. I then found a take away, also closing, who could only offer me a whole cooked chicken!! So they threw in a tray of mixed potato based products too... Very friendly people... It meant I also had plenty for dinner too, and on Monday morning I found a small supermarket where ...
... get to Mandranova without a car.
Planning my next trip to Sicily. On my list to date is: Matera and the hotel, Le Grotte della Civita; Taormina (town to visit and stay) and Contrada Mandranova (place to stay).
The countryside in Sicily is very picturesque - very green; rolling countryside; villages on the top of hills; vineyards everywhere.
We have had to eat at the hotel the last two nights because the Colleverde Park Hotel is near ...
... the restaurant. They are called "Lingue o Foglie da Te", which translates to, Tongue of the Tea Leaf. Try finding that on the internet! By typing in the Italian name (the translation got me nowhere) and then clicking on the 'translate this page' I actually managed to get the recipe. Now Meg can make them for me.
Our first stop on the way to Agrigento was at the UNESCO heritage listed Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armenian. Built by a ...
... republica Mazara macchiato with an apple pastry photo
Miles covered 33 miles
Time in saddle 3hrs 13 mins
Elevation gained 1,336 feet
Calories burnt. 1,136
Selinute was our main goal and fortunately we made it before closing time massive. It is a Greek archaeological site with 7 temples in various states of disrepair. Most looked like an early Greek version of Jenga with bits of temple all over the place as a result ...
... I persevered and it guided us to La Sirena Ubriaca - Wine Barhotel which has a fitness centre. Unfortunately it was closed when we got here but I am confident that R will be in the gym first thing.
16 hours in the saddle is beginning to have an impact on the nether region , we haven't got to googling remedies or picking up sheeps wool from barbed wire yet. One of the many quack cures I picked up on LEJOG last ...