Traveling in Sicily April 1st 2009 Fortunately, the weather forecasters in Italy are no more accurate than our own back home. Monday was supposed to be cloudy but we did not see one all day - unless you want to count those ones hovering around the peak of Mount Etna, and they were probably the result of steam from snow melting on lava.
We had hoped to climb the lower foothills of Etna and hike around her horizontally but the snow ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
This the travel journal of Darla Thompson & John Rousseau of Mount Vernon, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The latest blog here is our 2012 trip to Vietnam and later visits to Hong Kong and Spain. Below that are entries from our three month trip to Italy in 2009. If you scroll down past the Italy entries you will find the entries we wrote on a 3 month trip to India in 2006. The entries are in reverse chronology - first entry is at the end...latest entries are at the top.... full info