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Sicilian door handle

A hand-made door handle in Erice, Sicily, which to me illustrates the craftsman’s pleasure in making objects that are both useful and beautiful.


View of Erice

This view of the eastern flank of Erice was taken from the wall of the Castello di Venere (Castle of Venus). The spectacular cluster of turrets in the foreground is the Torretta Pepoli, restored in 2014. 12 more words


Italian adventures: Sicily

My last instalment of my Italian adventures this evening…

After spending a glorious 5 days in the Amalfi Coast we headed to Sicily to meet some friends and Monkey Man wanted to do some climbing. 140 more words

Sophie Fletcher

Erice & Segesta

26 March, 2016

On the road to Mazara

(Note:  There are some pictures of events mentioned here — namely lunch — that are on a camera that has not been loaded onto the computer yet.   350 more words

Erice: Medieval Town Nestled on a Mountain

Erice is an unforgettable medieval town nestled on a mountain, at around 750 metres above sea level.  While I’ve explored a number of Sicilian towns, none were as captivating as Erice.  769 more words


Erice Sicily's Best Hilltop Village

Driving up the steep cliffs to the hilltop village of Erice (pronounced Eh-ree-shay), you pray you don’t come face to face with a large tour bus coming around one of the sharp hairpin curves. 1,296 more words