Hotel Villa Romana
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... scheduled for later in August.
Next we walked down the hillside to try to find the botanical gardens. It seems the Italians aren’t any better at signage than Spaniards but we found it by trailing a guided tour. This serene public garden had lots of welcome shade. It was built in the 19th century with subtropical plants with an English garden layout. There was another stunning view of the sea below.
We made it back up to the main market ...
On Saturday we made a 2 hour trip to visit Sicilia Outlet Village - not very cultural! Most of the clothes were still over-priced but we had a fun day mooching around and getting into the Sicilian way of life.
On Sunday, we rested and cooked and rested...... Paolo made Melanzane Parmeggiana and I made onion marmalade with the Tropea onions we received from Valle Verde. Buonissimo!
Etna Mare doesn't ...
... so we were able to enjoy the mosiacs at our leisure without being crowded or rushed. We did. Just sitting remembering the villa continues to leave me awe struck, and at a loss for words.
Go to this website to get a view of lots more photos of the mosaics.
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I am now in Sicily. We arrived here on the 31/5/14. We took a train from Naples to Sicily, 8 long tedious hours sitting on a train and if it weren't for a kind lady that asked for some water. We expected there would be a food bar on the train but there wasn’t so the lady rang her husband who brought us pizza. The train going on the ferry to Sicily was also exciting. The water was so clear but the weather was proving to be stormy whilst we were in Sicily so we ...
... it was a hot day or they might have annexed the gift shop. The Italian group that was been shown around by a Pavarotti in an orange jumper were all senior citizens but were rather argumentative, interrupting Pavarotti mid aria and dissatisfied with his libretto. He was very patient with them, explaining that Ancient Greece did in fact precede Ancient Rome and yes it was the Greeks who had invented the Golden Rule on which most Classical architecture was ...
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