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... of the crops looked to be in fine condition, it was apparent that some of the farms had fallen into complete neglect. Carmelo lamented that many of the old rural properties had been abandoned due to fierce competition from the emerging northern African countries of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. It was a sad fact that the relatively high European linked wages of the Sicilian peoples meant that agricultural industries could not compete with those of the ...
Wednesday Palermo to Valley of the Temples
Leaving Palermo, we travelled to the Nature reserve area of Trapani and Paceco, which was established to protect one of the last coastal wetlands in Western Sicily.
There we found many large, but shallow rectangular evaporation ponds,laid out in this low coastal flatland.
The primary activity of the ponds was the production of salt, traditionally a labour ...
... walk around Acireale to digest the beautiful lunch Zia had made whilst the others took a cat nap.
According to tradition, the Acireale's origins trace back to Xiphonia, a mysterious Greek city now completely disappeared. In Roman times, there existed another Greek town, Akis, which was involved in the Punic Wars.
I love the cobbled Lava stoned streets that give the city of Acirele such ...
... 1693 earthquake, and of which only a Catalan-Gothic style portal can still be seen. The fašade is characterized by a flight of 250 steps and by massive ornate columns, as well as by statues of saints and decorated portals. The interior has a Latin cross plan, with a nave and two aisles ending in half-circular apses. It is topped by a large Neoclassical dome built in 1820. We also saw the Church of the Souls of Purgatory (1693), we walked around ...
... In the evening Fiorella, Nuncio, Mariella, Pino and few other friends and I had dinner at a little restaurant opposite San Sebastiano, a beautiful baroque Cathedral. I enjoyed a Chipolina and a Catochata. They would something similar to involtini, but with pastry. Finally Fiorella dropped me off at San Giovanni to rejoin Pina, Saro and Zia Graziella, where I would remain for the night. ...
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