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Sicily in the Spring #300281
04/22/2023 04:50 PM
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We are enjoying the island of the Sicily - Follow along at:
Sicily in the Spring


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Re: Sicily in the Spring [Re: TomB] #300300
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Looking forward to following along. If your schedule permits, take a ferry from Milazzo in the north out to the Aeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari and more). I briefly landed on Vulcano last year and pulled into the fuel dock at Lipari but didn't go ashore. Lipari looked beautiful and very upmarket whereas Vulcano was very basic but with a live Volcano to add some interest! Have fun.

Re: Sicily in the Spring [Re: TomB] #300324
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I was wondering what you guys had been up to!! Sounds like another great adventure in the making!!


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Will be looking forward to each installment.


Toast.......to Life; White Bay...heaven on earth.
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Re: Sicily in the Spring [Re: TomB] #300388
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Only running a day behind.
Here is Day 2
Link: A Day in the Clouds

Last edited by TomB; 04/24/2023 04:47 AM.

“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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The island is beautiful and the weather is great.

Sunday was truly a chill day and we are rested and just taking everything in around us.

Link: Day3 - A Day of Rest


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
Re: Sicily in the Spring [Re: TomB] #300474
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Ciao Tom! We just flew back from Malpensa last night, look forward to catching up on your trip!

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Welcome home

Running about a day and half behind real-time.
Beautiful Place!

Here is Day 4
LINK: A Beach Walk

Last edited by TomB; 04/26/2023 10:52 AM.

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Re: Sicily in the Spring [Re: TomB] #300492
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Thanks for taking us along. So lovely that you are getting a chance to settle in and enjoy the ambiance, before the travels to come!


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Carol things are happening fast and furious.
Right now I am two days behind and I cannot tell you how good the food and wine has been.
Danilo our host is amazing and keeps us moving.

GREAT TRIP!


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Enjoy!!


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Sorry folks this is one unbelievable trip! We just got to our hotel and dinner in 10 minutes. It is 2100 local. Promise pics coming!


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Sorry for being slow - back in the US and have time to catch my breath! What a trip!

Next entry to the blog: Exploring the City

Enjoy!


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Today's adventure centers around food and wine in Marsala.
A unbelievable cooking experience will sipping some beautiful wines

Enjoy!
Link: A Wine and Food Kinda of Day

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Re: Sicily in the Spring [Re: TomB] #301046
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What an amazing day, Tom! Thanks for taking us along!


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Today we visit the Valley of the Temples, have an amazing lunch at an agriresort, and the see bikini dancing girls from 2000 years ago. Let the adventure continue!

Link: Sicilians build things like they are going to live forever...

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As always, I am enjoying the journey. A fabulous adventure.
Scott

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Thanks Scott glad you are enjoying! Mother's Day weekend pause - back on Monday.

Have a great weekend Moms of the World!


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Just caught up Tom, great reports you guys! You know we are not group tour people, yet. But I definitely see some benefits! I'm sure you learned a lot during this trip! Ciao!

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Pull up a chair in the shade and grab a piece of fruit.
Today we are in Modica on the south side of Sicily.
We experience something I had no idea that Sicily was known for... Chocolate!

Link: Cioccolato & Ciuri Ciuri

Cioccolato & Ciuri ciuri

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A little slow... sorry... but the trip continues

Link: Time Travel

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Let's Go Visit the Mother of Sicily!
What a day this was! We explored Mt Etna, Lunch at a winery, and had dinner in a very interesting location.

Liink: Let's Go See Momma!

Enjoy!

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Sorry just back from the beach with children and grandchildren
Back at the keyboard.

Another great day in Sicily, albeit a little wet
Link: A Hard's Rain A-Gonna Fall

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The final blog entry is completed wave
Thanks for hanging in there!

Enjoy
Link: Return to Palermo & Epilogue

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I just checked out your blog, enjoyed its to the fullest.

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Thank you for checking it out and welcome to TTOL!


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
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Thank you for the recommendation of Antonio. My daughters, granddaughter and I will be in Palermo for a day in June from a cruise and I have made arrangements with Antonio for a private tour of the sights in Palermo and nearby Monreale.

Kelly

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Antonio is the best!
He was a great driver and we really enjoyed our time with him.
He definitely new his way around town.

So glad you found this post and it could be helpful.


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés

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