We had a brilliant winter stay in Lagos over 2018/19 and learned some valuable lessons from it. Namely, get off the boat and visit local areas, in land and get to know the locals.
With this in mind, we had always planned to explore Italy and Sicily in more depth over the winter. Licata marina have a program of events,with everything from yoga, pilates and bridge clubs through to language classes and walk/food events. Whilst Trev was away in the U.K., I took full advantage of the yoga classes & a Sicilian cooking class, learning how to make traditional Fig & Walnut biscuits.
The lovely Marilia Peritore picked us up at the marina and took us back to her home, where she fed us traditional biscuits and the before taking us through the class. Trev had lush biccies for his return.
Licata has good travel networks, with buses running to bigger towns regularly. We took a day trip to Agrigento to explore the city, wander round the twisty streets and have a long lunch. There’s a major tourist attraction called Valley of the Temples close by, which we need to go back and explore.
It seems that you can’t throw a stone from anywhere in Italy without hitting a Roman ruin! On the first Sunday of the month, all archeological sites are free and we’d had the offer of a space in our friends car to visit an amazing Roman Villa. There are immaculately preserved floor and wall mosaics in the villa, showing hunting scenes and examples of daily life. It was absolutely fascinating to walk around places where people lived and worked 2000 years ago.
A short video of our adventures is available here:
Next time, we visit Rome and pretend to be Gladiators.
All the best, Maximus Decidus Meridius & The Captain