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Winter 2020/21

Bon Voyage Old Girl

It seemed like Sicily had not realised that it was the first day of spring this week as the weather here deteriorated, we had some storms and high winds which certainly didn’t feel like the first sight of summer. Thankfully it only lasted a few days and has now improved again! We are fast approaching […]

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Winter 2020/21

Our own Private Castle – Part 2

After visiting the interior of the castle, we were delighted to discover that the grounds were also open for us to explore It turns out that Baron Carrado Arezzo was an expert botanist, and started work on the big park which lies around three sides of the castle and covers an area of 8 hectares, […]

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Winter 2020/21

Our own Private Castle

On our way back from one of the nearby towns, we turned off the main road and found ourselves driving along country lanes edged with dry stone walls and overlooking green fields which looked more like the Peak District than the scenery you would expect to see in Sicily. As we turned a corner, the […]

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Winter 2020/21

Walking in the forest

We have managed to get out to the countryside to do some walking over the past couple of weeks. We joined up with some other liveaboards and followed a trail through the forest near Grammichele. It started off reasonably easy, but after we stopped for lunch the challenge began with a steep walk up the […]