Cefalù is nowadays a nice, human sized beach village but it was originally built by the Normans. That is why its marvellous Cathedral shows mosaics similar to those of Monreale and Palermo, also included in the Unesco world heritage.
I choose to visit Marsala for two reasons: the Unification of Italy and the Salt Pans.
Leaving Caltagirone was sad but necessary to complete my grand tour of Sicily. I drove approximately 1.30 minutes to reach the city of Agrigento which is famous for one of the most important attractions of the antique times: Valle dei Templi.
Although my grand tour of Sicily was pretty much along the coastline, I decided to add a short detour to the mainland to visit the homeland of hand made ceramic: the city of Caltagirone.
I believe that many do love the Opera as much as I do and that however many foreigners do only know the most important theatres of Italy such as La Scala in Milan (which is actually the one and only Holy Temple of the Opera), however, there are several Opera Houses in the Country that do organise exceptional seasons and should not be forgotten.
While Covid is outbreaking dramatically is some Countries all around the world, Italy is recording a very low rate since a couple of months.
I am spending my weekends roaming around on the Alps, the hillside of Langhe, Monferrato and Roearo, the Lake district and many other places I have always underestimated or neglected.