Monday, January 5, 2009

Selinunte-Not Just an Archaeological Site

The ruins at Selinunte are spectacular. You will forget the rest of the world as you gaze at the golden fields and blue sea surrounding the temples. But there's more to Selinunte than archaeology. Selinunte boasts beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean and a simple yet extraordinary seafood restaurant. Try the beach west of Via Pigafetta (near the ruins) or take Via della Pineta east until it ends. You'll find a sandy beach there with a concession stand for snacks. Be sure to stay for the whole day when you visit and finish with a seaside dinner at Ristorante Pierrot of pasta con sarde or couscous (after all Africa is only about 100 km away!).

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