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Arrivederci Milano!
Arriving home in Sydney, 6th June 2015 We have been home in Australia for over a year, but I've been reluctant to upload this final blogpost. Perhaps leaving the blog open has been my way of gradually letting go of the incredible adventure that was ' our Mi...

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Lipari - Leaving the best to last (well, almost)
As the end of our travels drew near, we considered leaving
Italy for an island experience off the coast of Croatia.   But that was before we had taken the ferry to Lipari , one of the Aeolian islands to the north of Sicily.   Lipari seduced us, as did all t...

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Charming Cefalu
Main beach at Cefalu. In late April, after a busy week travelling together, we said goodbye to Bill, Gen and our hire car at Palermo Airport.   From there we took a train to Cefalu, a resort town on the northern coast of Sicily. For the first time on this t...

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Marvelous mosaics and towering temples
The exterior of Villa Romana del Casale, just a couple of kilometres from the town of Piazza Armerina, looked ordinary.  On arrival, we were puzzled as to how the seemingly random collection of stone walls and modern shed-like buildings could possibly warra...

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More Baroque towns - Noto and Ragusa
A second guest post from my conscientious brother-in-law, Bill.  Grazie Mille! According to many tourist guides and websites,  Noto  is the most perfect of Sicily's Baroque towns. After a quiet Sunday morning waiting for the sun to come out we backtracked d...

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A golden day in Scicli
We made the most of our week with Gen and Bill, touring the Baroque towns of Sicily.  Each day, we left the apartment bound for another Baroque town certain that it couldn't be as charming as Modica .  And each afternoon, we returned to the apartment bubbli...

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Modica, Sicily
Guest writer, our brother-in-law Bill and his wife, Stefano's sister, Genevieve. Grazie mille to our brother-in-law Bill for this guest post.  Bill and Gen joined us for a week in Sicily exploring the baroque towns of Modica, Noto, Scicli and Ragusa .   I'l...

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Sicily snaps - Palermo, Trapani and Taormina
Pretoria Fountain, Palermo  Our plan to take a slow journey home through Italy dropped to a snail-like pace when we arrived in Sicily.  Although it is only a third the size of Tasmania, the population of 5 million and there being so much to see made it seem...

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Anacapri, a top spot
Capri, known as a resort for the rich and famous, seemed an unlikely destination for two people travelling with their tiny wardrobes of three t-shirts, two pairs of jeans and a shoe collection encompassing thongs (flip-flops), trainers, 'dressy' desert boot...
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