I have been such a poor blogger since Sophia left, but I'm posting this as a notice to anyone passing by that I'll be leaving for Italy on October 8! And...my son Chris is going to fly over with me and spend a week in Florence before heading back home so I will FINALLY get to share Florence with someone!!! I'll share with you right now.
When Chris leaves for home, I will leave for Sicily!!! I've been contemplating a visit there for quite a while and kept wavering between yes and no depending on what I was reading at any given moment. But I've finally decided yes and can't wait to become acquainted with this island filled with such a huge amount of history and numerous cultural influences and ancient Greek ruins and surrounded by sea and I'm betting some pretty fantastic food and, and, and!
I'll be spending close to two weeks there and most of that I will be staying in one lodging located in Ortygia which is a little bit of a sort of peninsula off the city of Siracusa - or maybe it's even an actual little island itself connected by a bridge. I don't remember right now. Here's a picture on the left of where I'm staying - it has a roof top terrace - and a picture on the right that I think is taken from the terrace (or front of the building). Pretty nice, eh?
At any rate, there will be plenty to see and I will try and take a couple of day trips while there. Then I'll spend 4 nights in Palermo, the capital of Sicily and hope to do at least one day trip while there.