Ancient Greece in Sicily – Syracuse

Ancient Greece in Sicily – Syracuse

Sicily is the melting pot of Italy, a cultural mélange that has taken over 10,000 years to create. From around the 9th millennium BC till around 1200 BC the island was populated with farming communities. Their origins are a bit cloudy. The Sicels (Siculi), the ancient namesake of Sicily, probably came from the Italian peninsula […]

2003 – Sicily; Mt Etna, i Ciclopi, Piazza Armerina, Enna, Siracusa, Taormina

2003 – Sicily; Mt Etna, i Ciclopi, Piazza Armerina, Enna, Siracusa, Taormina

Posted by on Jul 5, 2003 in Italy, Mt Etna and Catania, Sicily, Siracusa, Taormina | No Comments

Amalfi Coast – July 4 With a good map, it’s pretty easy to drive the streets of Rome. We ventured south, along the old Appian Way, reflecting on the history of this narrow little street, still barely wide enough for 8 soldiers across. We tried to imagine the rows of crucified slaves during the revolt of […]