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Les Blaney (604) 946-1133     E-Mail lblaney@bcrealestate.net
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Palermo skyline as seen from the ferry as we arrived in the morning Via Roma, Palermo. This is one very busy street in the evening On the train again, from Palermo to the fishing village of Cefalu (cheff-ah-loo) Cefalu harbour, this is a very picturesque town.
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In and around Cefalu. This was our favorite place of the entire trip.
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"La Rocca" looms over the town Ancient coastal fortifications View from our room in Cefalu
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The entire mountain top was fortified
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We climbed to the top of "La Rocca" as it is known At the top of "La Rocca"
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Jacqueline and I at the "Temple of Diana" halfway up La Rocca. Ancient Greek ruins Milton & Roberta from California, the only others on the mountain that day
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Railway station for the train that runs around Mt Etna Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. It erupted just before we arrived in Italy and again a month after we left
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We're back on the mainland and taking a bus along the Amalfi Coast. This is some of the most beautiful coastline I've ever seen. The bus drivers are amazing at how they bend the buses around hairpin curves.
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Nativity scene in Sorrento POMPEII (A.D.79)
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Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash from Mt Vesuvius (approx 17 km away) in A.D.79. There was no lava here so the city was preserved relatively intact under the volcanic ash. Casts were obtained by pouring plaster into the space left by decomposed bodies The colors are still vivid considering they are exposed to the elements

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Les Blaney
Delta, B.C. (604) 946 1133

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