Erice: Where Sky and Sea Meet

A visit to Erice (pronounced Air-Ree-Chey) starts at its approach, from a distance. To truly understand Erice’s energy, you must understand its position, as a location in the northwest corner of Sicily and more importantly, as a towering natural lighthouse when arriving from the southwest in a boat where the Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas meet.

Not The Cyclops, But Etna

These rock stacks are volcanic. The beginnings of Etna, they were pushed up from the sea floor. So, contrary to the story from Homer’s Odyssey, they were not rocks thrown after Odysseus and his men by the cyclops. I recently finished listening to the Emily Wilson translation of the Odyssey read by Claire Danes. It…