In the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - CycleBlaze

In the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Our second Giro di Mezzogiorno

By Scott Anderson & Rachael Anderson
2,455 miles (3,951 km) over 84 days between Mar. 26, 2019 and Jun. 17, 2019

Prelude: Dreaming of spring

There’s no place like home heart 62
Some progress to report heart 44
Re-tired heart 8
Chinook Landing heart 24
Moving day no. 1 heart 28
Moving day no. 2 heart 51
Now here’s my plan heart 37
Giro di Mezzogiorno, take one heart 10
Elk Rock Island heart 43
The Year of the Pig heart 43
The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies heart 37
The Nelson House heart 28
Over the hump heart 61
So why were there two Sicilies? heart 32
Rocky Butte heart 44
On the Calends of March heart 44
Mount Tabor heart 72
Old Town heart 49
Willamette Bluff heart 34
Cathedral Park heart 53
In Northwest Portland heart 61
Leif Erickson Drive heart 45
First day of spring heart 61
Odds and ends heart 8

In Sicily

A brief preview heart 4
False start heart 40
Departure heart 18
Concerning JFK International Airport heart 3
Here’s why we worry heart 17
In Palermo heart 58
Castellamare del Golfo heart 51
Day ride/hike: Zingaro Nature Reserve heart 85
Trapani heart 90
Day ride: Monte Erice heart 62
Marsala heart 58
Day ride: east of Marsala heart 44
Agrigento heart 32
Scala dei Turchi (the Turkish Steps) heart 50
To Licata: the Valley of the Temples, and a slight mishap heart 74
To Gela, after another mishap heart 78
To Caltagirone, and a mail delivery heart 61
In Caltagirone: a photo gallery heart 78
To Scicli heart 44
Scicli: the most beautiful city in the world? heart 56
To Noto heart 107
Day ride: north of Noto heart 92
Day ride: Noto Antica heart 91
To Syracuse heart 70
In Syracuse: Rest & Recovery heart 59
Palazzolo Acreide: into the icebox heart 71
Grammichele heart 68
Piazza Armerina: a very Good Friday heart 69
In Piazza Armerina: the Good Friday procession heart 48
Easter break heart 10
To Caltanissetta heart 47
In Caltanissetta: Easter Sunday heart 24
To Petralia Sottana: pushing our luck again heart 68
To Cefalu heart 62
In Cefalu: day ride in the Madonie heart 49
In Cefalu: the Cathedral heart 47
In Cefalu: the Rocca heart 79
Sant Agata di Militello heart 52
Randazzo heart 96
In Randazzo: a photo gallery heart 105
To Taormina heart 105
Taormina: we love it to death heart 167

On the Mainland

Looking back, looking ahead heart 10
Scilla: To Calabria, and beyond! heart 94
To Tropea heart 106
Stromboli heart 85
Day ride from Tropea heart 44
To Amantea heart 45
In Amantea: waiting out the rain heart 83
To Diamante: surviving a series of fiascos heart 61
In Diamante: a photo gallery heart 81
Morano Calabro: into Pollino National Park heart 42
In Morano Calabro: a photo gallery heart 24
In Morano Calabro: loop ride to Mormanno heart 49
Lights out in Basilicata heart 4
Viggianello heart 52
Terranova di Pollino heart 89
Roseto Capo Spulico heart 103
Rocca Imperiale heart 91
In Rocca Imperiale: day hike heart 92
Bernalda heart 28
Matera heart 109
In Matera: a photo gallery heart 51
Taranto: on to Puglia heart 77
Porto Cesareo: a karmic encounter heart 53
Santa Maria di Leuca: To land’s end heart 72
Otranto heart 87
In Otranto: an off day heart 116
Lecce heart 64
The Otranto Cathedral: a photo gallery heart 55
In Lecce: loop ride heart 40
Ostuni heart 60
Polignano a Mare heart 65
Altamura heart 37
In Altamura: odds and ends heart 39
Trani heart 76
Manfredonia heart 69
Vieste: in Gargano National Park heart 93
In Vieste: Day ride to Foresta Umbra heart 99
Disc brake problem (Updated) heart 6
Peschici heart 81
To Lesina heart 71
In Lesina: Republic Day heart 69
Foggia heart 73
Venosa heart 107
Vietri sul Mare: via Potenza heart 82
In Vietri: hike to Albori heart 72
In Vietri: Amalfi bike & hike heart 57
To Maria and Jack’s home, via Paestum heart 61
In Castellabate: a ride to the beach heart 51
Palinuro heart 54
To Maratea heart 81
In Maratea: a hike up Monte San Biagio heart 53
In Maratea: a photo gallery heart 117
To Diamante, and the train to Scilla heart 71

Last Orders

Looking back at the mainland heart 10
Return to Palermo heart 68
A pause for a brief announcement heart 9
Monreale Cathedral heart 49
Monte Pellegrino heart 85
Closing the book heart 30
Through the two kingdoms: the actual route heart 3