Our stop just down the hill from Piazza Armerina was a good one, mind you the road was a pot holed mess the Hymer did not enjoy. Once the storm pasted we found a shady spot under a tree, had a drink and relaxed. We were soon joined by 3 other motorhomes and the evening passed very quietly.
The Area Ittioturismo Sosta is a part hotel, part B&B and sosta. Beautifully maintained with a large pool, but the road is a shocker. I ask the proprieters son if there is another, better road out, but he tells me we came in on the good road. We recommend arrival and departure by helicopter. Anyway we had a good night and €15 is reasonable.
We plan to be in Pozzallo tonight. The Lonely Planet recommends a driving tour of what it descibes as the ‘Baroque Towns’. So from Piazza Armerina we find the SS117 we turn for the hills and valleys of south central Sicily.
Double parking is an Italian art form. Generally the centre of villages have paid parking and parking police are everywhere. However they walk the street checking the times on parking tickets and write out infringements, but they seemingly ignore double parked cars.
So we head back to the Hymer after finding a bakery and butcher and make for our next stop, Ragusa.
The sosta in Pozzallo is only 500 metres from the port and our ferry for Malta tomorrow. It has direct access to the beach, so we park in the shade of a half decent tree and go for a swim.