Our first destination today is Caltagirone, the birthplace of my father. It is famous for its ceramics, however Franco has warned us that they are delicate and expensive so we are unlikely to buy on this visit. That is fine by me, I already own several pieces which I received as gifts. They are distinctive … Continue reading Caltagirone – stepping in my father’s footsteps
It is Friday and I am trying to write a post about what I did last Tuesday. It's not such an easy thing to do when you are on a 6-7-8 tour. That is the up at 6am, bags out at 7am and leave at 8am type of tour. We do not usually do organised tours, however this has been … Continue reading Catania – Syracuse – Noto – Ragusa: Who said I have no Stamina?
Our overnight stop was at Catania, a major provincial city lying in the shadow of Mount Etna. Bill and I are taking the excursion to the top. Our coach takes us to 1900metres, where we transfer to a cablecar to get us up to 2500 metres. The area is a moonscape of pebbles and snow, … Continue reading Mount Etna to To Taormina – From Grey to Blue