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A Week at Erice - International Conference in Neuroeconomics - June 16 to 20
Walked about at dusk. Stunning castle with a backdrop of the towns below and the coast. It was freezing. The rapidly shifting clouds and the dancing blanket of fog made the place all the more magical.
The day starts cold and heats up during the day, but never scorching, and daramatically cools again at night. The vista ...
... of the temple.
I suffer information overload from the rich historical background shared by the guide. Or perhaps I was too distracted taking photos of the amazing structures by the sea... and just soaking it all in in whatever solitude I find away from the crowd. It is quite an experience being in monuments built more than two thousand years ago and still standing strong and proud.
... br> More bridges and tunnels, with the bridges spanning valleys of 2-3 km. I assumed there was a flood threat and it was cheaper to build the road up. Between the bridges and the tunnels, certainly a smooth drive.
Arrived in Marsala, a lovely walled old city, with crested city gates over cobblestones streets. Parking must be a spectacor sport for locals. We couldn't make head nor ...
... It was actually pretty boring.
We were given 2 hours free time in San Vito Lo Capo. All this town had to offer was a long sandy (yellow) beach on the Mediterranean - actually a very nice beach - and restaurants (hundreds of them).
Why is it that whenever we get free time in a town it's always between 1.00pm and 4.40pm when all the shops (except restaurants) are closed for siesta? Well, tough titties Italy, I will have to spend all my money in ...
... br> I've just added Erice and Segesta to my next trip to Sicily.
Next time I come to Sicily (and there will be a next time) I'm going to do a landscape tour because it is just spectacular and never disappoints no matter where we travel in Sicily. This is definitely the time of year to come to Sicily. The days are warm and dry, and the countryside so green with all the flowers in bloom.