We left Palermo and headed south. As we lurched through road construction, we enjoyed the Sicilian countryside and learned a bit of Italian. Buongiorno-good day, ciao-informal hello or good-bye, vino bianco-white wine, etc. After an hour’s practice we’re confident we can navigate through Italy on our own-or maybe not.
Fortunately the heat has broken and a breeze (actually a strong wind) cooled us as we walked among the ruins for a couple hours. Afterwards, we checked into our hotel and split about equally among those who headed for the hotel swimming pool, the bar and the bed (for those still dealing with jet lag).