NY Times goes to Sicily!

May 31st, 2016, 03:39 PM
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NY Times goes to Sicily!

Having just returned, it's fun to see this article -- and now I want to go back and go to the places I missed!

http://nyti.ms/25tekBU
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May 31st, 2016, 04:04 PM
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Great article! Thanks for sharing. But I gotta say Cefalu without traffic & crowds...HA! It was the most crowded place we saw. Welcome home!
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May 31st, 2016, 04:25 PM
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Many thanks yestravel! We almost visited Cefalu on our last day but decided to stay in Palermo -- now I don't feel quite so bad about our choice!
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May 31st, 2016, 05:08 PM
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Progol, thanks for the link, we also just got back. Had a wonderful time, I hope you did too!
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May 31st, 2016, 06:07 PM
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You beat me to it - I was going to post the link as well. Excellent article!
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May 31st, 2016, 06:58 PM
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Ah, and written by a real writer, Francine Prose.
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May 31st, 2016, 11:00 PM
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Beautiful photos, too. Cefalu didn't look nearly as nice when I was there! Sorry to see the development on the lungomare in Ortigia. But I still want to go back.
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Jun 1st, 2016, 09:37 AM
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We were told a different story about the Lungomare. Having just spent 4 days there, we noticed what looked like development along the Lungomare, and asked at our hotel if cruise ships were now coming into port there.
The answer was that, although the town has been working on making room for cruise ships in the port, they have now found that they cannot bring cruise ships into the harbour, and that the harbour of Syracuse will lose its Unesco status as one of the largest natural harbours in Italy (Europe? can't remember) if the city changes the harbour in any way.

Let's hope that is true...anyways we did not see anything resembling a cruise ship there. Some cruise ships stop in Catania and do day tours to Syracuse, but generally we found it to still have that unspoiled feeling. Still a wonderful place, thursdaysd.
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Good to hear -- cruise ships are such polluters -- people and environment.
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