Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

I'd Read About Cefalù's Charms, But I Still Wasn't Prepared For Its...

I Was Surprised To See So Many People On The Beach This...

I Used My Camera To Zoom In To Get A Peek At...

And Then Turned My Attention To The End Of The Stone Dock...

As We Walked Closer To The Beach The Sun Dipped Below The...

There Were Several Beach Shacks With Umbrellas, Chairs And Boats Ready For...

Darkness Was Creeping In By The Time We Made Our Way To...

We Ate Such A Filling Dinner That Anil Could Only Hug An...

The Next Morning We Walked Into Town To Explore, The Weather Was...

We Are Very Active In Iyengar Yoga Classes At Home But We...

We Stood For Some Time Admiring The Setting, And Then I Spotted...

We Decided To Walk That Way To Get In A Better Look,...

Here's What I Was Seeing, I Have A Tendency To See Things...

Once We Left The Beach Area And Reached The Town Proper, We...

We Passed A Fish Shop, I Just Can't Seem To Get Used...

We Kept Climbing Higher And Higher Until We Eventually Came To The...

The Town Sits On A Rocky Promontory, We Walked Around The Headland...

Then We Retraced Our Steps And Headed Back To The Beach Near...

We Discovered An Ancient Laundry Area, There Was No One There Mid-Afternoon...

It's Fascinating To Think That People Have Been Hand-Washing Their Clothing Here...

Water Is Directed From The Town Through Stone Channels And Into Individual...

There's A Stone For Pounding The Clothes On At Each 'Tub', At...

The Soapy Water Is Channelled Through Stone Drains Out Through The Building's...

Anil Crouched Down To Check Things Out, I Stood And Admired The...

Anil Was Very Tempted To Have Some Ice Cream When He Saw...

But I Convinced Him That We Should Have Lunch First As We...

The Salad Wasn't Nearly As Filling As The Big Glass Of Beer,...

The Beach Umbrellas Looked Inviting But The Water Was Cold And We...

The Sun Was Certainly Warm And His Man Took Full Advantage Of...

The Following Day We Walked Into The Centre Of Town Again To...

This Pharmacy Caught My Eye, The Sign Says That Its Been Around...

I Poked My Head Inside And Found Beautiful Cabinetry, With Gilded Wood...

After Loading Up On Some Wonderful Children's Clothing For My Granddaughter We...

The Setting Was So Idyllic, And Then After School Let Out These...

Rain Clouds Were Threatening Around 4:00PM So We Headed Back To Our...

The Next Morning We Decided To Tackle La Rocca, We Fortified Ourselves...

We Followed The Signs That Pointed Upwards 'Piedonale Rocca' And 'Tiempo di...

Eventually We Left The Town's Buildings Behind, Here's The View Looking Upwards

And Once We Climbed A Little Higher, Here's The View Looking Down...

Our Route Took Us To A Gate That Allowed Passage Through A...

The Stairs Were Well-Maintained And We Felt Safe Walking On Them, Anil...

The Arabs Built A Citadel And Dominated The Region Until The Norman...

From This Vantage Point We Could See How Far Inland The Town...

We Could See The Crenellated Walls Of The Old Castle High Above...

The Stone Building, Known As The Temple Of Diana, Dates Back To...

After Admiring The Ancient Stones We Turned Our Attention To The Fantastic...

We Could See Down The Coast, Our Apartment Was Near The Point...

We Wandered Around, Stopping At Various Viewpoints Till We Came To The...

We Climbed Back Down And Found This Water Tap, No Doubt Located...

And Right Next Door, A Wedding Reception Just Getting Underway, Now We...

I Was Pleased To See A Wedding On Our Last Day In...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about Cefalù:

“This popular holiday resort wedged between a dramatic mountain peak and sweeping stretch of sand has the lot: a great beach; a truly lovely historic centre with a grandiose cathedral; and winding medieval streets lined with restau¬rants, boutiques and small, intriguing shops. Avoid the height of summer when it’s hard to find towel space on the beach and the charm of the place is tainted by bad-tempered drivers trying to find a parking space.

Looming over the town, the craggy mass of La Rocca appears a suitable home for the race of giants that are said to have been the first inhab¬itants of Sicily. It was here that the Arabs built their citadel, occupying it until the Norman Conquest in 1061 forced the locals down from the mountain to the port below.

An enormous staircase, the Salita Saraceno, winds up through three tiers of city walls, a 30-minute climb nearly to the summit. There’s stunning views of the town below and the ruined 4th-century Tempio di Diana provides a quiet and romantic getaway for young lovers.”

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