Today we are going to the La Scala ceramic steps, Caltagirone, Sicily
Shirley & some other friends made it all the way to the top but my arthritic knees only made it part way up so I stopped & went into a shop on the left. Here are some other really cool pictures.
I love the old architecture & touches. Balconies, tiles, ironwork.
At long last it is time to check into our room. It wouldn't be Europe without a bidet : ) Mmmm, heated towel racks too.
Around the corner, behind the hotel was the outdoor market. Lots to see. We were instructed to hold our purses close as pick pockets look for tourists in big crowds like this. There is Shirley in front of me in her fortune telling scarf : )
Lots of colorful fresh fruits & veggies
I smelled this display coming.
Mmmmm, I love olives!
Fromage anyone? Every kind you can immagine.
I skipped taking a photo of the whole skinned animals such as lamb in the glass cases as it grossed me out but here goes a man carrying two of them on his shoulders. Ewwww!
Now, on to another beautiful church & sightseeing.
Guido thinks it's time for a group photo
First we boarded the bus & headed to Mt. Etna in Catania.
Did someone say jewelry! It seems we are next going to a mansion that sells expensive jewelry. Can't hurt to look. They are even giving us lunch.
We took off during the night. We were sitting in the dining room & all of the sudden felt the movement. Most of the trip the water was not bad but we did have one rocky day & I was bouncing off the walls.
Since this post finishes my trip you can find the whole series to the left under categories, travel in Italy, Turkey & Greece in that order.