Too bad it didn’t work out with Rosa. Oh, well. Anyway, driving up to Monreale was amazing. There were stunning views of the city of Palermo and the Sicilian coast. You have to go inside the church to see a spectacular cathedral. I continued to the magical site Fermata Segesta. In fact, I found a dirt road and drove around the hill – whether or not this was the correct way – I got a stunning view of the temple complex when I got there. The ancient city belonged to some of the original Sicilian natives, the Elymians. I highly recommend reading about the historical accounts of Segesta. The temple was built in a doric style and there is a Greek theater as well, though not much is known about the city plan. I continued on to Erice. Even though the road was closed, I climbed my way up and the fog set in on the hilltop. Suddenly, I found myself in a medieval fantasy. I could hear the knights’ horses hurrying up the cobblestone to the keep. I imagined duels and festivals. The town has plenty of charm, and I explored as much as I could around the castle ruins (Castello di Venere) and the turreted stone cliffs. That night I stopped in Marsala and had the best “Veal Marsala” I’ve ever had. Hope you’re enjoying my travel videos!