Nestled between the slope of Mount Etna and the majestic Mediterranean Sea is where we enjoy the Sicilian Simplicity
Monday, January 21, 2008
Bike Trip: Cesarò
Yesterday was a beautiful day for a bike ride! We packed our lunch and were off, first stop Cesarò... The artistic and monumental bronze statue of Cristo Signore Della Montagna (Christ the Lord of the Mountain), watches over the town of Cesarò from high above. Bringing this 21-foot bronze statue of Jesus Christ with a 20-foot arm span to a 10-by-10-foot platform, at the top of the highest peak, was an unusual mission indeed. Weighing in at 7,000 pounds, a US team from Sigonella,operating their helicopter, rose to the challenge on August 19, 1996. Our friend, Natale, told us a little extra information about this story. Apparently, the town was originally quoted an unbelievable price from a local company to transport their statue. Word got out and spread to ears near Sigonella. The team didn’t ask for any money, in return they just asked for a nice Sicilian Meal! You can read the full article here and see a photo of the transport…
I have been carried away to a world that stops to taste the sweetness of the land, and admire all the treasures that their rich black soil provides. Now my journey begins as we enjoy the simple pleasures of the life! We came from different worlds, spoke different languages, but that didn’t stop us. We have our home in Sicily, and many adventures await us. Sicilia is our home!
Sailing across the Gulf of Mexico, I had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing man. Little did I know that he would eventually become the love of my life and would change my world. We were both working aboard a cruise line at the time. He, an Italian Engineer, and I, the featured headlining Vocalist, met at a crew party and the rest is history. Our beginning... Wedding Pictures...
Towns around Mt. Etna
Take a trip around Mt.Etna and visit all the small towns along the way here. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the Ferrovia Circumetnea Train that travels around Mt. Etna.