Southwest Sicily

We saw and experienced so many wonderful things today that I’m sure I’m going to miss something, but first things first: Katherine and I were married 15 years ago today. We spent our day doing what we love: exploring the world and relishing the new and unexpected. We are fortunate in so many ways, surrounded by caring families and loyal friends, and if you are reading this, you probably fall into one of those two camps, so Thank You!

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The travel day began with a trip to the ruins of Segusa (from a distance), and then the castle at Salem. From there, we saw the modern bleakness of Gibellina Nuova, a new town built to resettle the residents of Gibellina after the devastating 1968 earthquake. Parts of the collapsed original town were covered in concrete, as part of and land article project in the 1980s.

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From there, we moved on to the complex of ruins at Selinunte, which are huge and very impressive.

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We enjoyed our afternoon granita (cooling, flavored ice) in the fishing town of Mazera del Vallo.

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Our anniversary dinner was held up the coast in the historic town of Marsala (yep, just like the wine!).

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Tomorrow, we are traveling the length of the country to see the ruins of Agrigento and perch atop the medieval hill town of Enna.

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