November 17th–December 2nd, 2016

  • Back at the Museo Archeologico for a history lesson.
  • La Martorana in Palermo with more mosaics.
    • Man humbling himself before Mary.
    • KB and SweeMee and Barbara
    • Start of a new day.
    • Sicilian roads are beautiful. Many roads have spectular bridges that span valleys.
    • The Doric Temple at Segesta.
    • The Roman Theatre at Segesta.
      • Construction of the temple stopped after it was realized that “federal aid” was not forthcoming.
        • Lunch at the home of Maria Grammatica, Sicily’s most famous pastry chef.
        • Maria Grammatica with Susanna and the part of the spread of platters.
          • Yum!
            • Making almond cookies.
            • Maria is about to assemble the cannoli.
            • Cutting cannoli.
            • Karen
            • Erice. Hiking up to Castle of Venus in the wind.
            • Looking down at the modern city.
            • A little fairly tale castle.
            • The streets of Erice were deserted—off season and a very strong windstorm.
            • Maria Grammatica’s store in the ancient city.
            • There were a lot of shops carrying ceramics.
                • We are headed down this winding road to get to Trapani.
                • Happy Campers.
                • Into the busy city of Trapani.
                • Our seaside hotel in the resort town of Trapani.
                • One of the floats used at festivals.
                • Carol & Barbara
                • Piles of coveted sea salt. The salt is covered with roof tiles in the winter to protect it from the weather.
                • Our tour guide …
                • On the boat to the island San Pantaleo.
                • Il Giovinetto di Mozia, a marble statue of a young man.
                • At the Whitaker Museum in Mozia.
                • Old Windmill, used to pump water into the salt ponds.
                  • Another bridge spanning a valley.
                  • View from our hotel in Trapani.
                  • A fig filled cookie, a nucatoli.
                  • Roses in an our room!
                  • On the way to Agrigento.
                    • ‘Giant’ that holds up the roof of the Temple of Jupiter.
                    • The first Trinacria—the emblem of Sicily.