11 April 2017
Erice - another hilltop/mountaintop fortress town. Erice, at nearly 2,500 ft above sea level, is above Trapani, at the Northwest point of Sicily. Photo of Hanna below stretching her calf muscles before the long hard climb to the top.
First photo below, above the Mediterranean Sea, great views - Hanna is amazed.
Refuge castle villa just below the top.
We still had time left on the parking meter and leftover pizza in the car, so we decided to have some lunch before heading to Palermo. Hanna doesn't appear to be impressed by cold pizza.
Our Palermo walkabout begins - Hanna especially like the palm trees that don't grow so much in Denver where she grew "old", I mean up.
Meridian laid out in Cathedral di Palermo. A tiny hole in the roof allows sunlight in at high noon and indicates on the floor graphics the time of year.
Hanna's birth month, February, Aquarius.
The ceiling frescoes.
A very cool fountain...Fontana Pretoria (circa 1573).
Gerri's favorite Greek God of Wine and Festivity, Dionysus.