Ma took her 10th Rick Steves' tour, this time to Sicily, Italy from Sep. 30 to October 9, 2012.
Before the tour started,
Ma visited Cappella Palatina
(Norman Royal Chapel)
Palermo
Cefalu
Visited the Puppet
Theater's workshop, then
watched the show.
<-- Stunning Norman Cathedral
from 12th Century
During the free afternoon, some climbed
to La Rocca to see this bella vista!
Michele & Ma explored beyond the port.
Duomo dating from 1131
Gospel of John in Greek & Latin
Symbol of Sicily
Ma didn't have a
chance to
climb Mt. Vesuvius
last May,
so visiting Mt.
Etna was
her "wow" moment.
Ma is missing me.
Winery Vist & Big Lunch
Taormina
Piazza IX Aprile
Piazza del Duomo
Beautiful Views from Madonna della Rocca
Narrowest Street which led to Maddonna della Rocca, Sanctuary from 1640
Public Gardens
2nd Largest Greek Theater
in Sicily (3rd Century BC)
Pizza-making Demonstration
Mt. Etna
Catania
Monreale
Historic Museum of Landing in Sicily 1943
Cooking Demo and Lunch at the Farm House
This largest Greek Theater in Sicily can seat
15,000 people.
Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum
Entrance to Dionisus' Ear
Street of Ortigia at Night
A Big Swordfish!
Guitar at the fish market?
Syracusa - stayed on the island of Ortygia.
Arethusa Fountain
mysteriously flows to the ocean.
papyrus
Caltagirone
Town famous for colorful
ceramics-making influenced
by the Arabs in the 10th century
Volunteer school children cleaning 142 steps?
Ceramics Demonstration
Igor Mitraj's sculpture at Temple of Concordia
Villa Romana della Casale
Puppy at the agriturismo
Piazza Armerina
Agrigento - visted the Valley of Temples
Remains of Temple of Heracles
Last Lunch Together
Soaking Feet in the Mediterranean Sea
Segesta - short stop to view
more Greek ruins
Back to Palermo
Farewell Happy Hour
with souvenirs from Amanda

What a fabulous tour
with good new friends!

Enjoy "la dolce vita"
with honey, gelato,
canoli...
Tour Guide Amanda