Tag Archives: Castles

A few more sights in Turin

On the other side of the Po River from the main part of Turin is the hill of Superga where Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy built the Basilica of Superga after the siege and battle of Turin in 1706.  You … Continue reading

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Erice, Sicily – “Air-ee-che”, accent on “Air”

Erice is a walled medieval hilltop town, believed by early Romans to be the home of Venus.  It is roughly half a mile above sea level.  We were told Erice can often be foggy.  Although it was windy, we were … Continue reading

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