Wednesday, November 7, 2007


last night we saw "tosca" at the teatro massimo bellini. a great, classic production which we all thoroughly enjoyed (even though rossi was the only one who could read the subtitles).

today mary and i went to the bellini museum here in catania, and i regret that they didn't allow me to take photos... there was a lot to see. old letters, manuscripts, photos, and a couple of death masks. several of his fortepianos, too.

we made a quick side trip through the pescheria. fish fish fish. and more fish.

then we met rossi around 11am for a train adventure: the Circumetnea, a train which circles Mt. Etna via lots of tiny cute towns. we saw some *amazing* scenery. please do see our photos... they tell more of our story than i can write down here.

and now we're back the apartment, cooking eggplant parmesean for dinner. tomorrow: palermo. we'll be gone for a couple of days, and probably without means to upload photos until friday night.