Monday, February 7, 2011

We just got back from ten days in Sicily, my grandparents' ancestral home.  We have visited Sicily before, but we went to different locations this time.  Agrigento, Siracusa and Marsala. 

The Greek temples and ruins at Agrigento, were just outstanding.  There they sit, in the middle of a field, looking awesome and beautiful. 

Sicily was invaded and inhabited by many different people, and the Greeks certainly left their stamp on the country. 

This telamon, or support, was one of about 38 that originally was used to support the Temple of Zeus.   They estimate that The Temple of Zeus was one football field long.

At night, the ruins are softly lit.  We culd see them through our hotel room window.  I wasn't able to walk to the ruins, but enjoyed the view from a far.  Jim spent hours walking around the ruins.



Here is a photo of me in the courtyard of our hotel in Siracusa,
 next to a pomegranate tree.

It was awesome to experience some spring weather in January. 

One more photo, Jim in front of one of the many churches we visited. 

All the  people we met were so kind and helpful.  They couldn't do enough for you.  The food, well, it was awesome, especially the cannoli.  After all, Sicily is the home of cannoli.


  1. Looks like a wonderful vacation and the cannoli..... I want one right now!


  2. Mary Ann, the vacation was so nice.
    As for the cannoli, you can't even imagine! I have had them here in Toronto and when growing up in Philadelphia, but they were not near as good as in Sicily.