Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
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... and fortifications stand above the sea in isolation. Because he could wander into the temples, around them and through the huge fallen columns Gary felt he got a better sense of Ancient Greek architecture than in Athens where the city surrounds the archaeological sites and in some cases over shadows them. The sun was shining, the wind blowing and the sea changing colours of turquoise. It was perfect.
The oldest temples are ...
... U-shaped grooves on the stone blocks used for the ropes of the cranes which lifted the blocks. We posed the engineer beside them.
At this point we trudged the Sicilian km (meaning much longer than the advertised km) up the hill to the Museo Archeologico which contains well preserved relics of the digs. Lois and Larry checked off the top ten items; I strolled through, pausing to gaze at the Telamon, one of 38 colossal ...
Back down 40 steps to the car, where we had earlier taken our luggage and we were off to Agrigento and the valley of the temples. First, though we had several towns to go through or by-pass. First up was Comiso...no by-pass so Larry had to negotiate through the town and the Main Street is not always evident. On to Vittoria and we celebrated...a by-pass.
We headed onward to Golfo di Gela, where the Americans landed in 1943. We had hoped to have ...
... my head around the Italian computer in the office, and anyway I can't remember my iCloud password, so I'm happy to wait till I next get wifi in a bar or in Syracuse on Monday, when I move on. After a perfect day yesterday, and a lovely time here wandering the streets, enjoying being on holiday, I had decided today would be the day for Valle dei Templi. I slept soundly and was surprised to wake to solid rain. Tomorrow the temple sites are only open in the morning, so I had to ...
... experience has aged me at least 10 years! They make even the drivers in Bagheria look calm and sensible by comparison. Never mind though, we got through unscathed and managed to navigate to the the Valley of the Temples. The Valley of the Temples incorporates a complex of temples and walls from the ancient Greek city of Akragas. There are about 10 ruins that make up the site. It was pretty warm the day we there (+35º) and hard going across the terrain, so we ...