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Segesta, Erice, Marsala

Today we explore the western side of the island of Sicily, climbing the mountainside at Segesta to see a wonderful Doric temple left from Greek colonization about 2500 years ago. (I later learn that an indigenous people, the Elymians, are … Continue reading

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Markets and Cathedrals

After breakfast we walk out of our hotel and into the embrace of mountains, sea, and sky. On the edge of Palermo, we¬†travel up the side of Monreale¬†and a lovely valley spreads out below. The twelfth-century cathedral is stunning, full … Continue reading

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