28/03/2010 - 18 Day FAI - The Castle of Misilmeri and around - Sicily - Italy - BMW R1200GS Forum : R1200 GS Forums
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28/03/2010 - 18 Day FAI - The Castle of Misilmeri and around - Sicily - Italy


Moto used: BMW R 1200 GS - BMW GS 1200 AD - Aprilia Mana-Yamaha FZ6

Stages: Palermo-Gibilrossa-Misilmeri-Belmont Mezzagno-S.Cristina Gela-Marineo-Palermo

Nations visit: Italy

Visited regions: Sicily

Km covered: 95

Duration: 1 day

At the 18th day F.A.I. Spring and view the magnificent sunny day with temperatures nearly summer I decided to spend a beautiful day on the road between culture and culinary delights! The appointment is the usual place, the Baby Moon at 09.30 Strangely they are all on time (.. must have been my recommendation!) And so after a good coffee Misilmeri head towards the city for the occasion inaugurated the opening to public of its ancient castle. Avoiding the fast slide to Agrigento, we go from Gibilrossa. The view over the city of Palermo and its bay is magnificent. In short we come on a hill where there is a large obelisk in memory of the heroic deeds of Garibaldi. It was here that May 26, 1860 Garibaldi spoke the fateful words: Nino, tomorrow at Palermo! After a brief stop, depart towards the city of Misilmeri, where you arrive in front of the entrance of the castle about http://www.benvenutiamisilmeri.org/. Emir Giafar castle dating from the period of the tenth century Arabic. and finally, after many years of neglect has been restored and made use to the public. The picturesque view of the castle from below, where a huge crop of prickly pears makes it even more fascinating the whole context. During the day F.A.I. The visit to the castle is driven by the nice middle school students in the country. Aurelia and Irene, two cute schoolgirls, very clear teachings lead us to the discovery of the ancient manor. After the visit and made a photo, after contributing a small donation to FAI we set in motion in the direction of Santa Cristina Gela. Before arriving in the country should take a small country road. From here the landscape is idyllic. Fields as far as the eye, cattle grazing and a road that seems to get lost in the mountains. After a few kilometers we arrive at the destination, the Farm Parcovecchio (c.da Parcovecchio - Marineo tel.0918726304-3285815206-3472771249) www.agriturismoparcovecchio.it The place is very beautiful, the peaceful. Awaiting many delicacies of Sicilian cuisine! Six appetizers, two first, a mixture of meat, cake, fruit, coffee and bitter words .. we have exaggerated! After this huge binge, we go out to enjoy some 'fresh air and digest a bit'! The road from the farm, continue towards the city of Marineo through beautiful landscapes. After 10 km we arrive on the expressway to Agrigento, where he greeted the children, unfortunately it is time to return. The next
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