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Fishing For Inspiration

With the exertions of Selinunte still fresh in our minds, we took the morning off to visit nearby Castelvetrano.

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After coffee and a highly restorative bout of shopping, followed by a magnificent lunch of last night’s leftovers, (refreshed with speck, salami, roccetta and focaccia), we returned to the harbour at Selinunte to apply ourselves to the tricky contours of the fishing boats, while others made yet another pilgrimage to the temples on the hill above the village.

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At six, we put our pencils away and over camparis and soda, we watched the last of the fishing boats come home and the shadows lengthen. It’s an excellent time to paint and sketch, but back at the villa a soul-stirring supper was waiting for us.  Carpaccio of beef, pasta alla melanzana parmigiana and the most divine gelati made by Loredana’s cousin, Nicola.


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