FUN-travel: Terrasini, Sicily – Last Full Day

November 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Terrasini, Sicily – Last Full Day 

Day 43 – Monday, October 28 – Terrasini, Sicily – Full Day – full sun – high 75 – low 59

2 Teressini, Italy

Downtown Terrasini


  • *7:30 – get up7 Segesta, Italy
  • **10:30 – walk to piazza & town center
  • scope out dinner ops
  • notice clock tower & time is one hour earlier
  • buy stamp for Cinzia’s bday card (Nov 2nd)
  • 2nd clock in town reads same thing – hmmm what is going on?
  • Chris says “they just never changed it for DST”
  • 11:50 – drive to airport (have early flight & don’t want any surprises)
  • 12:20 – drive south to Castellamare del Golfo for lunch @ Soho lounge
  • got rave reviews on TA
  • ***Pierpaolo highly recommended going to San Vito lo Capo
  • 12:55 arrive – GPS worked perfectly!
  • Lunch – spaghetti w/olive oil, garlic & fresh clams VG! – caponata salad
  • OMG – clock across from Soho Lounge reads 1 hour earlier too!
  • it pays to be observant! we assume we went across a time zone
  • +1:20 – arrive Segesta – magnificent sitting high on the hill – $6 Euro pp
  • 1:50 – head back
1 Teressini, Italy


  •  ++2:30 – need gas
  • 2:40 – GPS finds one that is open
  • 2:50 – back to hotel
  • room happy hour w/carafe wine – $12Euro
4 Segesta, Italy


  • discussion ensues on what to do for the 24 hrs we’re in London tomorrow – I suggest dinner & a play – Chris says the big storm that hit affected the train service – but not a problem “we’ll just get a limo!” NOT! dinner & a play would be his worst nightmare – good for a lot of laughs!
  • 7:45 – walk to dinner

    24 Monreale, Italy

    “The Locals”

  • 8:00 – arrive Arabesque – on 1st floor under Caza Manzella B&B – pizza w/olives, bell pepper, onion pepperoni – mixed salad – Planeta Burdese 2006 $30 Euro not on wine menu VG – & 2nd best pizza on trip!
  • 11:30 – time for night night


  • *5:30 – wake up
  • **pretty small & not much to see
  • ***too far on small, narrow windy roads through mountains – had enough of that!
  • +totally missed the amphitheatre – another example of poor signage & why you should have your guide book with you and not in the hotel room!
  • ++1st station not open

FUN-fact – Segesta is one of the most well preserved Doric Temples in the world.

FUN-photos: Rimini to Palermo, Italy

November 11, 2013 by · Comments Off on FUN-photos: Rimini to Palermo, Italy 

We arrived in Rimini the afternoon of October 15th. We were there for the TTG Incontri Travel & Tourism Industry Show where Susan spoke. On the morning of the 19th we picked up another car and headed south with our first stop in San Marino and then on to Sorrento for 3 days where we visited Capri, the Blue Grotto, Pompeii & Herculaneum. We continued south along the Amalfi Coast with stops in Positano & Amalfi and spent the night in Tropea. We drove to Villa San Giovanni where we picked up the ferry to Sicily. Our first stop there was Taormina for 2 days, then off to Ragusa for 2 days with stops on the way in Giardini-Naxos, Siracusa & Noto. Our last 2 nights were spent in Terrasini, a small seaside town next to the airport since we had a very early flight out on the 29th. We stopped and saw the Greek ruins in Agrigento & Segesta as well as seeing the fabulous church in Monreale on the outskirts of Palermo.

If you click on the first picture it will allow you to create a slide show. And it turns out they are in ascending order (in other words, the first is actually the last) So if you click the back arrow you will see them in order. Enjoy!