Tag Archives: Sicily

Erice–Medieval Hilltop Village

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More Flowers of Sicily

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Flowers of Sicily

These are a few of the blooms that Larry photographed on his recent visit. (Click on a photo for a larger view.) Come with us in March when we travel back to Sicily! Click on the Come With Us to … Continue reading

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Close Encounter in Taormina

We leave Villa Gussio in the rain and drive through the rolling countryside of central Sicily. Again I lean on the bus window and nap. Every time I open my eyes I see lush green hills everywhere. And more sheep. … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita

Ciao Palermo! After a lovely breakfast, we travel to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. Again we climb, this time to see an array of majestic temples dating from the 5th century BC. Soon we are standing before one of … Continue reading

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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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Un Dolce Benvenuto a Sicilia

I wrote this journal entry on my first visit to Sicily, March 2007, attempting to capture the arrival experience in this first entry. As we approach our landing at Palermo airport, we look out our window and suddenly a sharp, … Continue reading

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