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Tag Archive for ‘Italy’

Palermo Street Market and Capuchin Catacombs

On my last full day in Palermo, a few of us decided to visit the Capuchin catacombs, which play eternal host to preserved and mummified remains dating from the late 1500s to its last permanent resident from the 1920s. At some point, some monk concluded that a place full of dead people wasn’t disturbing enough and decided to arrange many of the bodies in ways that suggest they’re still alive. […]

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The Magic of Meetups

One of the huge perks with my job at Automattic (to me) is the ability to travel to interesting and sometimes far-flung destinations to meet up with other Automatticians. Perhaps there’s something about getting together face to face with people I interact with on a daily basis at home but don’t actually see, or maybe it’s being in a foreign locale, or maybe it’s just that I genuinely enjoy being […]

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Cefalù, Sicily

These pics were taken in the charming seaside town of Cefalù – our last stop on our bus tour through the Sicilian countryside. The town is a picture postcard set (by Floridian standards) perilously close to the sea, old buildings hugging the coast in a half-circle on the sand. There’s an open area in the center-ish of town on a boardwalk of sorts where street vendors lay out their wares […]

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Valle dei Templi: Agrigento, Sicily

During my recent trip to Italy, one of the excursions I was lucky enough to do was a day trip from home base in Palermo on the northern coast of Sicily to Agrigento, which is on the southern coast. Simply put, it was stunning. The views from the top of the hill were amazing…Greek temples set against a rolling hillside leading to patches of farms and then on to the […]

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