Torre Artale Relais
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Setting off from Taormina we gave ourselves a rest from lugging bags. We had arranged a private transfer to take us across the island to Cefalu. A mercedes and our driver Antonio arrived on time and we set off on a six hour drive to our destination. We ventured inland through fertile farming country which included vast tracts of gum trees apparently introduced to Sicily by Mussolini. On the way we took ...
... had set up to play cards in the park on makeshift tables, some men sitting and more men surrounding them, looking over their shoulders. Some of the men were dressed in suits, and one waved at me while I took a photo. We traced our way back to the cathedral then wound our way back from there to the Capo market area. This was a cacophony of colors and smells – fish vendors with whole octopus and buckets of sardines next to spice vendors ...
... We also visited the quarries where they used water and timber to split the limestone for use in their theatres and fortresses, truly amazing skills they had back then. We then viewed one of the most impressive piazzas you could ever see. The Piazza is dominated by the Cathedral (Duomo). This cathedral contains Doric columns dating back to the 5th century BC when a mighty Greek temple existed on this ...
... catch our ferry to Sardinia tonight. The ride there was mentally windy and at one stage we got blown so hard that we were moved about 5 meters across the road! The threat of rain was always present but somehow we managed to dodge it and arrived in Trapani dry as a bone! We parked at the port, which was surprisingly well signposted (unlike anything else in Italy), and went in search of a ticket on the ferry which was due to leave at around 12 that night…we found the ticket ...
... Lucas (Google him) is the star of Little Britain, an outrageous British television series, and a friend of Gloria’s. Matt is the one who got me in to quickly see a doctor on our last trip to London when I was hospitalized. Thanks, Matt. James is the former owner of a chain of movie theaters in Australia.
The coach ride back to Palermo took about an hour and we were drowsy as, did I forget to mention the wine? We consumed ...
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