Friday, 21 August 2009

at 05:34 Labels: Posted by WanderingFamily

We got sick of Palermo quite quickly, so today we headed to the west coast to see an old medieval town called Erice that is on top of a mountain overlooking the sea.

The clouds were so low that we walked through the cobblestone streets and Norman castle in a thick fog.

We treated ourselves to the traditional sweets made by the monks there - they were excellent, almond marzipan-like balls in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

When we left it was getting pretty dark and rainy looking but as our bus went down the mountain the blue sky and sun appeared again.
We then walked all the way up with our bags to a hostel that turned out to be closed.. (though the book said open year-round) so then we turned back to stay at a hotel in Trapani.