02 Nov. 08 - Il Castello di Pietratagliata (EN) ed Enna - Sicily - Italy - BMW R1200GS Forum : R1200 GS Forums
 
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02 Nov. 08 - Il Castello di Pietratagliata (EN) ed Enna - Sicily - Italy

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Moto used: 2 Bmw Bmw GS-1200 GS Adventure 1200 Yamaha FZ6-BMW RT-1200-BMW K 1200 RS

Milestones: Palermo-Caltanissetta-Aidone-Contrada Gresti-Enna-Palermo

Nations visit: Italy

Regions visited: Sicily

Km covered: 370

Duration: one day

Sun, sun and the sun still! While the rest of Italy the weather perverse, Sicily seems to have returned summer! 09.30 Baby Moon, all point the appointment and 24 degrees, will herald a magnificent day on the road. Short or quasi brief stop in Bagheria (good for connoisseurs .. few words!) To be reunited with other kids and away in the direction of Caltanissetta, via Highway. A quick stop to the service Scillato, just talk for two and see that the temperature rose to 27 degrees. Take the SS122 direction Enna. The landscape is beautiful, no traffic and a mountain curves. We quietly enjoy the way until the SS117bis to Aidone. Along the way we stop at a bar for a coffee break. Missing just 30 km from our first goal, Castle Pietratagliata in contrada Gresti. Precisely on the SS288 direction Catania, we reach the junction of SP67, the old provincial Westhill. The landscape is idyllic, cultivated fields as the eye could see, grazing animals and the way across to us. After about 3 km, the road gives way to dirt, but without great difficulty. Suddenly on the curve on a rocky promontory, Castle Pietratagliata with its majestic tower to dominate the entire valley http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castello_di_Pietratagliata # Posizione_geografica park their motorcycles under the castle to enjoy the silence the place and start our visit. Pity that the castle is now in ruins, but it is very suggestive enter the room under the tower, where it enjoys a wonderful view. After about a mezz'oretta, we head towards Enna, following the provincial SP 67. After about 2 km of gravel, suddenly a huge puddle of mud and water makes it virtually unworkable the way, at least for road bikes. Having taken a look, Giuseppe riding his BMW K 1200 RS tries to cross, but shortly afterwards is completely bogged in the mud. After several attempts, finally managed to leave the mud and cross the street, completely smeared mud! Giuseppe great! Unfortunately, here the group is divided, RT remained prefer to go back and then eventually to rejoin Enna. We continue for another 3 km of dirt and then finally take the paved road until the highway. Reached Enna, feel a strong smell of petrol, the sleeve of K1200 is gone, nothing more than call service. Fortunately within 20 minutes the bike is loaded on the wagon. We welcome sorry Joseph and his girlfriend that must leave us to do then return home by coach. I am already 15.00 so we decide to eat something quickly and then spend the remaining time to visit the city of Enna http://www.comune.enna.it/rocca.htm and in particular its majestic and beautiful castle Lombardo, whose tower will enjoy a 360 degree view over Sicily and the extraordinary cathedral of Enna, rich in precious works of art. We try to visit the emblem of Enna, the Tower of Frederick, but the garden that is already home to close. It will be for next time. A final coffee and a sweet typical of the post, before making way home. To the next.
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