Ciao Tutti! Today, we left the lovely little town of Scicli moving on to Agrigento. As we pressed on to our new destination I noticed something that reminded me of the day before, trash. As we rode along to our destination I was overwhelmed by the garbage, not just litter, but garbage that was just … Continue reading The Flotsam and Jetsam of Culture New & Old
Today was a simple loop ride to Modica from Scicli. Modica is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. I am thinking at this point that they should have just declared all of Sicily a World Heritage Site and be done with it. However, the architecture of Modica is not what I want to talk about today. … Continue reading Chocolate, the Blessed, & the Mafia
Today we had a bit of a climb to get to Ragusa. If you look up Ragusa on good ol’ Wikipedia it says that the town is located on a high hill. I will tell you, from someone who got here on a bike, they weren’t kidding! Along the way, we stopped at an olive … Continue reading Sweet Ricotta Ravioli
Ciao Tutti!! There are days which will stand out in my life. This was one of them. It is easy to get carried away with ourselves. Well, I guess I shouldn’t project my own shortcomings on to others. Let me say, rather, it is easy for me to get carried away with myself, especially when … Continue reading Noto Antica
Ciao Tutti!!! Another terrific day in Sicily. We left the hotel with an ultimate destination of Cape Passero. We were barely on the road when we stopped at an abandoned farmhouse. The farm had been made into a museum. Apparently, someone who had found some Roman mosaics and were chipping away pieces destroying them and … Continue reading “Il bar più a sud d’Europa isole escluse.”
What a great day!! It is our first day of riding and it has reminded me of why I love these trips so much. We left Syracuse this morning headed south-west toward the town of Noto. It was a short 34 miles, which I guess is a great way to start the trip. We don’t … Continue reading The Road to Noto
Ciao Tutti!! Today we boarded our flight for our Italian adventure. We battled traffic on the LA freeways, passed through the gauntlet of security, and ourselves into seats that would be restrictive for hobbit. There is not much to tell about my odyssey at this point, so let’s talk about Italy. For those of you … Continue reading Italia, Ieri, Oggi, Domani.