Saturday, March 9, 2013

a walk at the beach...

Today we woke up and decided to take a walk since it was warm and sunny. We walked on the boardwalk in Aci Trezza and kept going to the next town, Aci Castello. Aci Castello has a castle on a large cliff over the water which we see every day, but had never gone inside. Once we got inside the castle we realized what an amazing view it had. We stopped at a cafe next to the castle for a coffee and enjoyed the view. Sometimes we forget what a beautiful place we really live in. It is pretty amazing to be able to have a coffee while staring at a castle.

This is the view of Aci Castello from our town...a small castle on a cliff

Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza is known for 'Isole Ciclope' where sets of large rocks sit out in the water. They are from the Greek myth of Homer's Odyssey, where the Cyclops Polyphemus threw them at Ulysses.

a zoomed in view of Aci Castello
getting closer...

what is left of the castle

going up to the castle

looking at Aci Trezza
A view from the castle of Aci Trezza and Isole Ciclope

the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean 

This is what the castle used to look like

Gene admiring the view

standing on top

this is the town square in Aci Castello

a little windy up there...

Sicily's famous prickly pear cactus