Our first day on the tour. It was a full one - I left my home at 2:45PM on 24 April and arrived in Rome at 7:45 on the 25th. My day had only just begun!
|The Sicily Landing - 2013 style! Our tour group met and got acquainted at Rome Airport. Soon, we boarded our flight to Palermo where we boarded our tour van and got underway.|
|I was immediately struck by the natural beauty of Sicily. Rugged, steep mountains descend to the sea. The next few shots were taken at a shopping mall west of Palermo.|
|A scenery shot.|
|Another scenery shot.|
|Palermo street scene. At the extreme right one of the walls of the Norman Palace is visable. Patton's headquarters was located in the complex.|
|General Patton's "modest" headquarters "tent" in the Norman Palace, Palermo.|