Serenusa Village - Bluserena
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... stock up on some fresh fruit and salad and breadsticks to keep me going for the rest of my stay.
Yesterday, having realised everything else was closed, I walked a few km down the road to the Valley of the Temples, the main draw for lots of tourists to Agrigento, and to Sicily as a whole. They are a number of Greek temples in various states of ruin, the best preserved being the temple of Concordia, which was frikkin amazing, and had a giant naked dude laying nearby, ...
... and obviously there was some cycling involved.
Well ok, maybe not that obvious if you're aware of the Sicilian driving style, the dry climate converting everything into half-desert, and the amount of trash the locals tend to leave by the side of the road. But apart from those little hiccups, still a helluva ride! Always quite hilly but never too tough, and positively ...
Spent the morning at the famous archaeological site, Valley of the Temples. There are 8 temples, dating from the 5th century BC, at this UNESCO world heritage listed site. The most impressive was the Temple of Concordia - the most impressive surviving Doric temple in the Greek world, second only to the Parthenon in Athens. Really enjoyed wandering around the site with a local guide who was very knowledgeable on the history of the Greeks in the area and of the ...
... and invention as well as their extent".
Our final stop was at the town of Enna, perched high on a hilltop. Enna's claim to fame is that it is situated dead centre in Sicily. The views from the town were breathtaking. However, there was a general consensus amongst the group that Enna was a waste of time.
The hotel, Colleverde Park Hotel is a lovely hotel with extensive gardens and a view of the Valley of the Temples. This is a family ...
... entertained with 'selfies' and text messages while the poor guide poured out her soul to two middle aged Englishmen in short trousers and in one case a pink cap.
We became increasingly diverted by the antics of the official guides and their charges. We were pursued down the Sacred Way by a German guide; I could not understand what she was saying but I could recognise that she had learnt her intonation from the Nuremburg rallies. It was just ...
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