Sunday, May 07, 2006

I love British shows on PBS. A few weeks ago, I watched "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens. The newer series on their lineup is a show called "Rosemary and Thyme". It's about 2 ladies who works on gardens and solves murder mystery in the process. The location is usually some large estate in England with a large garden that needed work. Last night's show was different, they went to Sicily. The scenes were magnificent; I 'm trying to get a copy of the DVD if they have it. I'm planning to go to Sicily next year. I can't wait. I never knew it would be so beautiful. Right now I'm reading anything I can get my hands on about Sicily. Last year when I watched the movie, "The passion of the Christ". I thought the location was hauntingly beautiful. A little research and I was there in Matera, Italy in March this year. Matera is truly unusual and beautiful. I do recommend visiting Matera to see the Sassi caves and to stay at a Sassi hotel. It's not easy to get to Matera. I went from Rome to Bari and from Bari, a little train will take you to Matera. Bari has 4 train companies leaving at the same train station. Look it up on "Lets'go" or "Lonely Planet". If you stay a few days in Bari, you can take daytrips to Alberobello, Leece, Martina Franca or Locorotondo, all are very beautiful and interesting places. Head south, young people .... and older folks.

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