Sciacca, Sicily

Home of my paternal grandparents who were of the rugged fishermen class.

In his book "Italian Journey", Goethe wrote:
“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”

Although there was a prevailing yellow color cast to all these landscapes, I never even caught a tiny whiff of the local sulfur spring baths, which is one of the main tourist attractions in Sciacca.

Sciacca Rock

Sciacca Rock

Sciacca Beach 360 Pan

Sciacca Beach (360 degree panorama)

Sciacca Hole #1

BTW, Sciacca has a hole in the wall cliff...

Sciacca Hole #2

Sciacca Hole #3

Sciacca Rock #2

Sciacca Long Pan

a nice clean beach,

Sciacca Volcanic Rocks

and some volcanic rocks.

Sciacca View

Here is a view from above

Sciacca Hills Pan
and another view over to the south,

Sciacca Flowers
and my best yellow daisy panorama to date.

Sciacca Panorama

the sun rising over a hill (360 degree panorama)

Sciacca Station

an old train and sea travel station

Sciacca Wall

a massive wall

Sciacca Flowers

Goethe was in Sciacca...

Sciacca Flowers

a view from above

Sciacca Doors

During a walk through the city, we happened some old doors,

Sciacca Porches

numerous apartment porches with a view of the sea,

Sciacca plaza

the town hall plaza (360 degree photo)

Sciacca Carousel

a carousel

Sciacca Stairs
stairs decorated with ceramic tiles,

Sciacca Asterisk

and of course, the ubiquitous asterisk in the pavement
(actually I only found one other asterisk that was painted on a sidewalk in Pittsburgh)

Sciacca Cover

Sciacca Shadow

Sciacca Harbor Night - Long Panorama

a mighty long view from the restaurant plaza above Sciacca Harbor
(this one took a long time to shoot and stitch together, very tricky)

Sciacca Boats at Night Pan #1

Sciacca Boats at Night Pan #2

and a couple of views at sea level to my delight...

Sciacca Moonset

and finally, a full moonset view from the balcony of our room at the Grand Hotel in Sciacca.