2005-11-01

So far

We (my cousin Mary Ellen and I) got out of Palermo as soon as we could - were hoping to rent a Smart, but sadly Avis' were rented already. So we're cruising around in a 2005 VW Golf TDI instead. (I definitely prefer the <2005 design, but the new one is growing on me).

Segesta was impressive and Erice was just delightfully charming! The neatest spot so far was Cave de Cusa, a stone quarry with several *massive* in-progress columns still embedded in the rock. The columns were destined for Selinunte, whose temples were insanely large.

Corleone was a tad disappointing, given that I was hoping for the old Godfather village clinging to the Sicilian hilltop - today it's a small, standard city.

Today we're stopping by the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, and the Villa Imperiale de Casale on the way to Siracusa - we're making good time.

1 comment:

  1. As I read up on Sicily, I didn't realize it had so much neat stuff---keep us posted!!

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