Italy
Province of Enna

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  • Day31

    Sperlinga

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Auf unserer Fahrt über die Berge entdeckten wir diesen kleinen Ort, in dem ein Großteil der Wohnhäuser direkt in die Felswand gebaut wurde. Hoch oben trohnt die Burg mit unzähligen Höhlenwohnungen.

  • Day17

    Piazza Armerina

    May 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Leaving Agrigento, we headed towards Piazza Armerina. We found the ruins of Villa Romana del Casale, a nobleman’s home (the Dominus).

    The mosaics where very complete, and in one room, about 20 metres long told the tale of the Romans rounding up exotic animals in places like India and Africa, and transporting them back to the Circuses of Rome.

    Quite stunning.

    From there, we headed toward Mount Etna. Pics in next post!
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  • Day11

    Villa Romana del Casale

    September 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Heute geht es in ein anderes Hotel, aber davon berichte ich dann am Montag, wenn unser freier Tag ist. Vom Hotel aus ging es über die Berge in Richtung Catania. Auf halber Strecke liegt die Villa Romana del Casale, unser heutiges kulturelles Highlight. 32 Grad und Sonne satt, super Sicht auf die vorbeigleitende Landschaft vom Bus aus. Nach knapp 3 stündiger Fahrzeit, auch durch enge Gassen erreichten wir unser Ziel.Die römische Villa del Casale aus dem Ende des 4.Jh.,war Wohnsitz einer römischen Adelsfamilie. Diese kaiserliche Villa, mit vielen eindrucksvollen Mosaiken gilt auch als UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. Wichtige Ausgrabungen in der Mitte des 20.Jh.haben etwa 3.500 Quadratmeter an Boden-und Wandmosaiken in einem geometrischen und illustrierten Stil freigelegt sowie Säulen, Statuten, Kapitellen und Goldmünzen. Der Lebensstil des Hausbesitzers wird anhand dieser Mosaiken zelebriert sowie durch den Prunk, der in allen Wohnräumen sichtbar ist. Im Dezember 2012 wurden die Restaurierungsarbeiten abgeschlossen.
    Danach ging es wieder 3 Stunden quer über die Insel zu unserm neuen Hotel. Dieses befindet sich am Ar... der Welt, aber dazu Neues am Montag.
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  • Day7

    Der Tag danach

    June 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Weil Mirko mit einer Rundumerneuerung zu Gange war (Magen-Darm Reinigungsaktion) konnten wir leider nicht mit Allen auf die Oliverplantage fahren sondern haben stattdessen Schattenbaden im Garten und Stadtbummel in Piazza Armerina erlebt. Abends gabs noch eine Prozession durch die gesamte Stadt mit Jung und Alt und Huhn und Katze.Read more

  • Day27

    Villa Romana de Casale then Pergusa

    June 6, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    The villa is famous for its Roman mosaics http://www.villaromanadelcasale.it and there are so many of them with many telling stories of the animals the owner had captured from many countries then sold to entertain the gladiators. It must have been a good business to build a big villa with under floor heating and swimming pools etc.
    Then we came to Pergusa which is just outside Enna in the middle of Sicily up in the mountains. The hotel is a bit like a hostel and in our room we have one wall which is a blackboard for visitors messages so Mandy drew a picture of the car. We found a race circuit close by which was once plagued during a race by frogs from the lake it circles.
    http://www.autodromopergusa.gov.it/it/home#.WTchlGjTWf0 it was built in 1951 and has seen many famous racers. I could not get our car into the circuit as it is only open to people running and cycling today.
    We are booked onto tomorrow night's ferry from Palermo to Genoa.
    I will post pictures in the morning.
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  • Day369

    Day 370: Villa Romana Del Casale

    February 19, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    See ya later Syracuse, we're outta here. Packed up and left the city in the morning, heading westwards roughly along the southern coast. After a couple of hours driving we arrived at the town of Piazza Armerina, where our next world heritage site was located.

    This one was a good one - a late Imperial era Roman villa (so dating from the 4th century AD), with absolutely exquisite floor mosaics (and some wall frescoes as well). We've seen quite a few Roman mosaics lately, but these were absolutely outstanding - lots of scenes of hunting, gods and goddesses, intricate patternwork, etc.

    We spent a few hours wandering around, since the villa was quite large though not on the same scale as Hadrian's villa outside of Rome. What I found interesting was that very little written record of the villa exists; quite unusual for the period. As a result, it's not actually known who built the villa or why, nor do we know who lived there! Though the common theory is that it was a particular governor of Sicily during the mid 4th century who was renowned for being wealthy and powerful.

    After indulging in our fill of floor mosaics, we got back in the car and headed towards Agrigento. We had the problem though that it was lunch time, but of course no lunch places were anywhere to be found. Eventually we stopped at a random town and managed to find a place that was open, though it was more expensive than we wanted. A sit down meal of (admittedly good) pasta with drinks ended up at 30 euros.

    After a couple of hours we arrived in Agrigento about halfway along the southern coastline of Sicily. Like Syracuse, this was a Greek colony founded around 500 BC that eventually fell under the sway of the Romans. But there's some fantastic remains of temples here to check out which we were both looking forward to tomorrow.

    First problem, however, was that the road to our Airbnb was closed for resurfacing! Our host lives elsewhere in Italy (Bologna I think), and although her mother lives on the property and manages things on the ground, she hadn't thought to mention that fact! So with a bit of difficulty, we managed to talk our way in Italian past the barricades and construction workers, and finally found the place. They weren't particularly impressed, and even less impressed when we went back out straight afterwards to visit the supermarket!

    Like others we've stayed in, this place was horrendously cold at night. It's been a common problem in the south of Italy - houses just aren't designed at all for the winter. It's a problem in Australia too, but this is much worse. So we went to bed early and shivered under the blankets, listening to rain on the roof. Hopefully it clears up tomorrow!
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  • Day2

    Pergusa autodromo

    July 1, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Barhol ha vagyunk es van veletlenul egy versenypalya azt termeszetesen nem hagyhatjuk ki. Nincs ez se most maskent, Sanyi mar jol elore csekkolta, hogy Pergusaban, Szicilia kozepen van a palya. Ahogy mentunk Palermo fele pont utba esett igy lekanyarodtunk. A gps sajnos utkozben teljesen megkergult, es uttalan utakon kozelitettuk vagy lehet h tavolodtunk a palyatol. Vegul waze-ra valtottunk (meglepo modon a semmi kozepen is van terero 😉) es sikeresen megerkeztunk a palyahoz. Eleg erdekes, mert termeszetvedelmi teruleten belul van a palya es egy to korul megy. Sanyi legnagyobb meglepetesere nem volt teljesen zarva hanem szabadidos tevekenysegre hasznaljak a helyiek, bringaznak es futnak rajta. Ezt persze Sancika se hagyhatta ki, igy keses ide vagy oda felvette a futos cuccat es lefutotta az 5 kmes kort. Majd fotozkodas a celban es igy mar osszesen masfel oras kesessel iranyba vettuk Palermot.Read more

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