Southern Italy, Part II
We have been all through Sicily, moving every 2-3 days or so. Now on the 3rd day in Naples.
My favorite places in Sicily were Agrigento and the Valley of Temples, as well as Castellammare del Golfo, a small coastal town. We also visited Selinunte and saw the ruins there, and the highlight of that day was a swim in the Mediterranean.
Palermo was a bit intimidating, but I liked the restaurants. If you are going to take the overnight ferry from Palermo to Naples as we did, I highly recommend spending the extra Euros for a room on the upper decks, with windows. We were in the cabins down below with no windows, and it was so hot and stuffy I could not stay down there for more than a few minutes. Did most of my sleeping on a bench in the open air.
Yesterday, we visited Pompeii and Oplanis, a nearby city that was buried in mud. The wall paintings were very well preserved and as a painter, it was something special to see the ancient works. The villa of mysteries at Pompeii was breathtaking.
I wish I could upload a picture, but the wifi is still extremely slow and I’m just hoping this post will make it through.
To be continued…!