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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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Cefalu, Sicily – “Che-fa-loo”, accent on “fa”

Cefalu is a great side trip from Palermo.  It’s about an hour train ride, traveling east along the northern coast of Sicily.    La Rocca, a huge rock, overlooks Cefalu.  It was the site of an Arab citadel and then, in … Continue reading

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