Originally Posted by mordecai
Yeah I've been looking into it. I think we'd stay in Erice at least some of the time. Will we be miserable if we speak no Italian? I can learn a little before we go but it probably won't be much.
I went to Erice in I think 2003. It's a beautiful mountain top village. Just gotta know which places are on the OK list and which are on the Not OK list.
I saw two guys...er...taking care of someone in a parking lot, when they spotted me, they said he was sick and they were giving him medical attention. In their suits, of course.
I speak enough Italian to blend in somewhat, but the older generation is big on the Sicilian dialect which is actually so far removed from standardized Italian it might as well be a different language.
I touched a cloud for the first time sitting in an open air presentation.Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
The southern coast of Sicily is easily accessible too, lot of Greek architecture to see, some Arabized neighborhoods that date back to 10th century I think, and if you're up for it Tunisia is but a boat ride away though may no longer be a good idea..
PS Alitalia sucks