ALCAMO – Day One

We set off bright and early for our next destination, the city of Alcamo.  We opted to take secondary roads, rather than the highways.  Time wasn’t important, as we were not traveling that far, and we had hours to kill before we could check into our new temporary homes.  While doing research, before leaving New…

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MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day Four

Our fourth, and last, day in Mazara del Vallo was a relaxing one.  Susan was taking the day to rest in her room, while I headed out to explore the newer part of the city.These monuments lined the Lungomare, near the mouth of the river.If you wander through the streets of a city long enough,…

MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day Three

While I was researching Mazara del Vallo, I noticed that the ancient Greek city of Selinunte was relatively close — only a little more than 30 minutes away by car.  So, on our third day in the city, Susan and I hopped into the car, and made our way over to the HUGE archaeological park. …

MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day Two – Pt 2

The Chiesa di San Francesco is a wonder to behold!  We happened to pop in, just as a small tour was about to begin, and we were asked to join them.  It only took a moment or two for both, Susan and me, to agree to accompany the group around the church.  And I am…

MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day Two – Pt 1

A sense of excitement filled me, as I left the hotel to begin the second day of exploring this wonderful city!  I wanted to make sure that I saw it all — every alleyway, every small tile that decorated the various walls that I passed, or the roads that I walked along.   If I could…