Monthly Archives: March 2012

Staying in a Sicilian Village

Sant’Ambrogio in Sicily For this second trip to Sicily, we decided to stay in a small village for a week. We found Sant’Ambrogio through a website called Sicilian Experience. The idea is to give people a better sense of this … Continue reading

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Staying in an Agriturismo

When traveling in Italy there are many choices for where to stay. We’ve found that it’s less stressful and more economical to stay in one place for a week at a time. We like to find an apartment or an … Continue reading

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Driving inSicily

The autostrada near Cefalù An American driving in Sicily is a brave person—no doubt. Besides the aggressive or crazy drivers, depending on your point of view, you have the challenge of road conditions and signage. There are some very nice … Continue reading

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Why We Keep Coming Back

Agrigento I have to post this out of order because of yesterday’s experience near Agrigento. . . Today’s adventure explains why we are drawn to Italy. We decided to take the two and one-half hour trip to Agrigento, an amazing … Continue reading

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The Apollonian Our good friends, Lynn and Ruth Shuster have joined us to explore Sicily. After we picked them up from the Catania airport, we drove south to the picturesque island of Ortygia, which is connected to the city of … Continue reading

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Piazza del Duomo in Taormina Another easy side trip from Catania is the trendy town of Taormina. With the return of Sicily’s sunny weather, we had a perfect day to ride the train there. Depending on which train you get, … Continue reading

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Mt. Etna

View from the CircumEtnea Train Mt. Etna & Nearby We got an early start and took the small train that circles around most of Mt. Etna—the CircumEtnea (FCE). It was only one train car that could hold about 30 people … Continue reading

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First Stop in Sicily

Catania We used EasyJet to fly from Milan to Sicily. It’s about a 2 hour flight and the price is right. EasyJet is similar to Allegiant Air or Ryan Air in Europe. It’s a no frills airline, but it provides … Continue reading

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Italy in March

Varenna I haven’t written for awhile because we didn’t have wifi for quite some time. So, the next few blogs will be close together. Our first stop in Italy was in the beautiful town of Varenna, on Lake Como. Como … Continue reading

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Butte aux Cailles Neighborhood

The first time we visited Paris we stayed in the fifth arrondissement, which was close to the Sorbonne. Most people we know, choose the arrondissements within walking distance to the main attractions of Paris, like we did that first time. … Continue reading

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