Day 3: The Wind and Waves of Selinunte!
Trip Start May 30, 2013
30Trip End Jun 29, 2013
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The conversation with the ocean and wind continued as we walked the breakwater in the seaside town of Marinella del Selinunte, just minutes from the archaeological site. The small colorful fishing boats, painted white, blue, green and yellow were safely tied to the dock of the protected harbor while the waves rumbled deeply as they fell against the breakwater.
I feel so full of love. On June 13th, Harvey & I will be celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary. Today, is Barry & Karen’s 40th wedding anniversary. How extraordinary! At lunch we lifted our glasses and toasted our enduring loves and our appreciation of each other as friends.
I just want to sit now under this olive tree and soak in the day.
Peace to you.
Bring your own map and information about Selinunte
Bring a picnic lunch and find a spot to hang out and enjoy the energy of Selinunte. We had planned to see the first area closest to the ticket area and then go out to the town for lunch and then re-enter to walk to the other area. But the curiosity and enjoyment of the Selinunte grasped us and we lost track of time. We didn’t have food or water with us and we walked the entire site! So, bring water and a snack and fully enjoy!
When we made our reservation at Villa Sogno we asked them if we could check-in early and leave our luggage while we visited Selinunte. We didn’t expect to have our room ready, but we wanted the security of leaving our luggage some place safe. This was no problem at all. As it turned out Cinzio and Laurenzo were both there when we arrived and our rooms were ready.
If you stay at Villa Sogno, plan to spend some time in the garden! It is just so peaceful that it invites my heart to open and rest.
Lunch was just a short drive away from the archaeological site called Trattoria Pizzeria, Via G. Caboto,132. It’s easy to find as you drive out from the main archaeological site and follow the signs towards restaurants. The pizza, wine and water with a side of fresh tomatoes was delicious. The pizza dough had some good flavor. And oh, the bread in Sicily! Every place we go it has a different texture – we love trying, tasting and dunking in olive oil with salt and pepper. In two days, we now have eaten more bread than an entire month at home! It’s vacation and it’s okay to indulge don’t you think?