Our last educational endeavor on the beautiful island of Sicily was a visit to the National Museum. There were tombs, statues, and plenty of pottery to go around. The museum featured metopes from the temples at Selinunte, providing a good look back on our trip to the ancient town.
After the museum, we were all told to go off on our own and do something unique. Some climbed mountains, some ate wonderful gelato, and some got accosted by gypsies. Overall, it was a great afternoon as we prepared to leave our first Italian destination.
It was time to leave. We all made it over to the port in Palermo to catch an overnight ferry to the city of Napoli (Naples), and we would then take a two or so hour bus ride north to Roma (Rome).
This was one of the rooms we stayed in on the ferry. They had bunk beds! Unfortunately, we were not allowed to use them. The temperature on the ship was on the warm side, to say the least, but we still had fun being on a boat. And of course, we were all excited to be on the way to what would be our next location for a week and a half: Rome.
Caroline, Sam, Aundra, Maria