Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Days 86-90: On our own again!

Once we dragged ourselves away from Marsala we headed south down the coast to Selinunte (first 3 photos) which was a Greek settlement.

Photo 4 is our road to Agrigento - yes we did ride over this, much to our trepidation!!! It was 1.4km long and took us up into the town centre. Agrigento hosts the Valley of the Temples - another Greek settlement. The next photo is of one of those temples.

From Agrigento we headed south to Gela (yet another Greek settlement which spawned Agrigento and Selinunte) and then headed inland and up to the hilltop town of Piazza Armerino. This is famous for the Villa Romano - a large Roman house with extremely well preserved mosaics. There was a festival in town that night - hence the lovely street lights in the next photo.

Carl wanted to try the race track at Pergusa but we needed to preserve our energy for the climb up to Enna at 900m above sea level. (next 2 photos)

From Enna we had a close neighbour - another hilltop town called Calascibetta - last photo.