In June 2001, Frances and I enjoyed three weeks in Sicily (Sicilia). The first
week was spent in Santa Flavia (a small town outside of Palermo) for
2001 conference. After that we traveled by train, bus, and
hydrofoil around the island: from Agrigento in the southwest to
Taormina, Mt Etna, and the Aeolian Islands in the northeast. Here's
the pictorial record of our journey. These pictures were taken with
our new Olympus
C-700 Ultra Zoom digital camera. If you haven't used a digital
camera before, we can really recommend it! Click on the thumbnails
for the full 1600x1200 JPEG images. Enjoy! WARNING: this page may be
slow to load...
Copyright © 2001 by DCR. These images may NOT be reproduced elsewhere without my express permission (e-mail:
dcr @ astro.umd.edu).
View from our Hotel in Santa Flavia
We stayed at the Hotel Zagerella Sea Palace. The mountain in the
distance is Solunto.
Flora and Fauna around Sicilia
There were flowers, lizards, and lemons everywhere.
View from Solunto
The panorama was constructed using Olympus CAMEDIA Master. I
touched it up with Adobe Photoshop 6.0.
Solunto, Archeological Site
Sunrise from the Hotel
Segesta, Archeological Site
This excursion was sponsored by the conference. Segesta is in the
northwest of Sicily.
On the train to Agrigento
|Stairs to our hotel...
Valley of the Temples
|City of the Dead...
||Castor & Pollux...
Roman villa near Piazza Armerina (LOTS of mosaics!)
The villa is thought to have been a Roman dignitary's hunting lodge.
On the Bus to Taormina
Mt Etna always dominated the landscape around here.
Mt Etna erupted the day before we arrived in Taormina and the day
after we left!
Trip to Mt Etna
Unfortunately we were clouded out at the top.
The Aeolian Islands
Definitely the most relaxing part of the trip.
|Mt Etna erupts!
On the Train to Palermo
View from the Last Hotel of our Trip
Expensive, but worth it!
Frances Goes Snorkling!
We caught a 7 am flight back home...
Last modified: Jul 5, 2001