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 … Continue reading Palermo Street Market and Capuchin Catacombs
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 … Continue reading Cefalù, 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 … Continue reading Valle dei Templi: Agrigento, Sicily
On Day 4 of our stay, my group was supposed to take a boat ride around the Sicilian coast, but the weather changed our plans to a chartered bus ride to Agrigento and Cefalù. No worries - even with the change in plans, it turned out to be an amazing day. Even the bus ride … Continue reading Agrigento and Cefalù, Sicily: Getting There
I just got back home to the US after 12 fabulous days in Italy. Although I brought my journal with me, I didn't write a single word in it. I know, I know. But the days were packed full and by the time bed time rolled around each night, I was exhausted. For the week … Continue reading Hello, Palermo!