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?

Secret Spots at the Sea

When I first started traveling throughout Italy after college–often alone, donned with only a backpack–I wondered where all of the young women were. Men were out and about in cafes and piazzas, and I’d see older women each morning doing their shopping for the day’s pranzo or lunch, but young women who were my age…