Eventually, despite fear of marauders and a nagging sense of technical ineptitude, I did fall asleep. Neither of of us slept soundly though, and I was already stirring when the alarm went off at 7.15. It had been a chilly night and the temperature in the van had dropped to 6 degrees. Reluctant to put any more strain on the partially charged leisure batteries, we avoided using the blown air heating. The cold did encourage a prompt departure and we sailed through the raised barriers well before the 8.00am. deadline.
|Early morning - Piazza Amerina|
|Aidone - a small, somewhat workaday hill town - with an amazing hidden treasure.|
|Terracotta figurines of Persephone from the neatrby Morgantina cult site.|
|Other arterfacts from Morgantina - including an ancient hip-bath..|