Villa Romana Hotel
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The Egadi islands, just west of Trapani, form part of a marine nature reserve where dolphins and turtles swim. We picked up a buoy and spent a magical night in the lee of Montagna Grossa on the island of Favignana. Beautiful.
We then set sail, south east, towards Sciacca, around 55 miles. The wind came up in the afternoon, reaching a force 7 and although that presented no problem sailing since it wasn't on the nose, mooring wasn't at ...
... 8217;s of square meters of mosaics, most of them in good shape. The entire villa was more than 5000 square meter and most of it covered with mosiacs. Some of them very sober and geometric, others displaying large stories of old history with hunting, bikini girls, scenes from the Gods, etc. It takes about 2 hours to get through the entire building, so that gives you an impression of the size.
From Villa Romano del Casale we drove ...
... B we had booked just outside of Agrigento. As usual without GPS it is a bit of a struggle to find the place. But finally we succeeded and found a nice house with friendly people who spoke only italian and had a few sentences in English that their daughter had written down on a piece of paper, but they had an unbelievable pool next to the hous – real swimming pool. Quick dive into the water to cool down and then to the reastaurant.
This was the first reason ...
... amp; 30,000 slaves to build
4. Tempio di Giove Olimpico - Zeus, thy blue this was originally two temples for Pollux & Castor but they only realised after they put up 2 plumed & mixed them up.
Looked at the giant man, there is a complete but not original & original but not complete man, wandered around a little more, had water & ice, back on the bus, hotel. Bar by the pool for a drink with Michael & Denise (Boson, USA), then dinner.
... views from the top, but also a little windy.
I was worried that Zara might blow off because there was no barrier on the edge.
We sat for awhile and marveled at this amazing natural wonder!
The second interesting attraction was the Valley of the Temples.
This is up on a ridge with many Greek temples and ruins dating from 500 BC.
Very impressive historical ruins.