We arrived in Desenzano del Garda a week ago, but I was distracted by Irma headed our way back home. Irma has come and gone and my wife and I have been blessed to have had no damage to our home. Power was out, but I checked our Logitech web cams and find we are back up. Great no loss of food. Many others … Read More BACK TO BUSINESS AFTER IRMA
No it is not like Metro North it is far more interesting. Arriving at Romes airport from Catania, Sicily we found a ticket booth that would give us all the tickets we needed for our trip. Our final destination was Densanzano del Garda on the largest of Italy’s lakes. We probably could have paid less by going to the ticket booth, but we were … Read More The train trip.
Wifi has been very slow and the many new photos take a long time to upload. Tomorrow we fly to Rome and then go by train to Desenzano Dei Garda. Looking forward to exploring the lakes again. Hard at work contemplating tomorrows journey. We hate to leave Sicily and the wonderful people we have met. Today we visited IKEA. Love the creativity and design. … Read More On to Largo di Garda
In 2014 about 40 people from Middletown, CT went to Sicily to visit the town in which many had roots. This was Melilli high above the sea and a short drive to Siracusa. One day many of us went to the market in Siracusa and that became one of the gastronomical highlights of the trip. We all made purchases and picknicked in the park. … Read More The Market in Siracusa, SKIP Eataly in NYC come to this daily celebration.
OK this is to all you seniors out there. In the past senior discounts were restricted to EU residents. Recently more places are extending the discounts to everyone. It never hurts to ask, may not work in the Uffizi or other major attractions. Worked in Castelbuono, and in Tindari both in Sicily. Text from my UltraLingua dictionary.
I have been driving in Italy since 2001. Each time we go back I forget what is can be like. I have lost mirrors in Palermo and Napoli. Been backed into by a young driver in Agrigento. Twice driven the Amalfi coast which is a piece of cake compared to driving from Castelbuono to Gangi. These GPS screenshots do not give you the true … Read More The road to Hell, or we made it from Castelbuono to Gangi and back alive.
La spiaggia is where it’s at in Augustbin Sicily. All over the beaches are crowded. There are charges at many beaches for the use of umbrellas and lounge chairs. Fees range from €10-20 depending on weekends or holidays. You have it for the entire day plus use of the WC and the showers. It is also possible to find some beaches with no crowds … Read More At the beach.