The Goddess’ View

If you were to build a temple to the Goddess of Love, wouldn’t it have a view like this? From Erice’s Castello di Venere, where there once was a Temple to Venus, the views of the Tyrrhenian Sea (Mare Tirreno) and Monte Cofano are stupendous. I’m seduced by the view, how about you?

Orange You Glad

This weekend in Scillato (Province of Palermo), a medieval village at the foot of the Madonie Mountains, they are celebrating the Sagra dell’Arancia or Orange Festival. It’s the end of *their* orange season–their’s because their altitude makes their citrus season fall later than their neighbors’ down in the “Conca d’oro” of Palermo. The village’s altitude…