Monthly Archives: September 2018

A mosaic journey across southern Sicily

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An early departure from Agrigento was necessary to pack in a day of mosaic and ceramic wonder. We drove past fields of almond trees, artichoke, honeydew melon and prickly pears on our way…

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Fast forward to Agrigento

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A torrential rainstorm was the determining factor (there were a few others) which pulled the plug on our Magna Via Francigena pilgrimage. Although the driving rain stopped by breakfast, we have shifted our…

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Pretty Prizzi

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Reviewing the several mountain climbs from Corleone to Prizzi, with no place along the way to stop for a coffee or water, we opted to ride to Prizzi and take a mini-break. Along…

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The climb to Santa Christina Gela: Magna Via Francigena giorno uno (day one)

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Leaving Palermo on Sunday morning was pretty quiet, just a few kilometers out of town you are in the foothills of the Palermo mountains and in the town of Monreale where there is…

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Catania believe it? We are in Sicily.

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Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, lies just off Italy’s mainland. Sicily has been enriched by classical cultures including the Romans, Greeks, North Africans, Normans and Franks to name a few. We…

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