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.