You could tell today was likely to be a day of little achievement. Whilst the air-conditioning ensured a comfortable night, it’s already hot. We have a coffee and some fruit before paying our bill and rolling out onto the SP21 south. The next place on our hit list is the ancient ruins of Selinunte, but its at least a couple of hours drive and we thought we should have a look at the town of Marsala on our way.
Marsala doesn’t catch our interest, so we drive on. Should you be visiting Italy or Sicily for that matter, remember anywhere in Italy looks better as the sun sets. Places just open up in the early evening, hence the problem you cannot visit every town at sunset.
Thirty minutes later we drive into Mazara Del Vallo. The ocean looks beautiful, we don’t fancy wandering the ruins of Selinunte in the mid-afternoon. So we pause and review our options, the first being a beachside campsite just up the road. So we go and have a look. Frankly it was awful and they wanted €40, we just walked away…
Rossella recommended going into Mazara Del Vallo in the early evening. She provides a map to the old moorish quarter, so come 6pm we climb on our trusty scooter and ride the 3 klms to town.
We only get lost once on the way back to the sosta. We prepared dinner this afternoon, so it just needs to be re-heated. We have another drink or two, then a swim before calling it a night.