Today, this island is strewn with the scant but evocative ruins of a once-powerful trading outpost. 7.3 Create. Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. Angelo! Also, although older, try "Globe Trekker: Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily" and "Globe Trekker Food Hour: Sicily". A car is handy for exploring Sicily. It's easy to forget, when marveling at these ancient theaters and temples, that slave labor quarried and carried the stones that made it all possible. Angelo: Si? A gondola carries us above Trapani, to the mountaintop fortress town of Erice. Sicilian Delights. Rick: Oh, for knitting the nets together? Founded in 732 BC by the Corinthians, it grew to become an even greater, more important city than Athens. Sicily comes with dramatic coastal scenery, and we're heading west. Rick: Now, the Carthaginians came about 800 years before Christ. Alfio: It's a specialty…Ciao! On most evenings, they perform an episode of a traditional saga, recounting the adventures of Charlemagne and the French knights. Ciao! Ciao. Sicilian Delights Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. The stout medieval gate leads into a remarkably preserved old town. Let's relax in Cefalù, ponder ancient Siracusa, and fill up at a Sicilian banquet Rick Steves' Europe | Sicilian Delights | Season 10 | Episode 1009 | SDPB Skip to Main Content The cathedral square, or "Piazza Duomo," is a mish-mash of architectural styles. Rick: OK? It's also a fun place to browse for a meal (they're all open at lunch, and about half are open for dinner; everything is closed Sunday). Alfio: Quanda, quanda, Rick. The church [Chiesa Madre], like everything else here, is a stony gray. Rick: Until today — they're still getting the salt. Angelo: Grazie! Trapani offers a chance to get to know a workaday Sicilian town with a charming historic quarter. Alfio: It is. Barkeeper: Buonasera. Rick: Indimenticabile. Rick: So, Alfio, this is, like, a mountain of salt with tile to protect it from the wind. Rick: Ancora. Here in Cefalù, like anywhere in the Mediterranean, early evenings bring out a parade of people. And I'm joined by my Capuchin friend — who, in good Franciscan style, enjoys embracing the moment as well. We'll dine at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponder the ancient Greeks in Siracusa, commune with monks in a Capuchin crypt, and eat our way through a classic Sicilian banquet. We'll dine on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponder ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, commune with monks — alive and departed — in a Capuchin crypt, sleep in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eat our way through a classic Sicilian banquet with a famous chef. In addition, Rick filmed two TV shows in Sicily last year, "The Best of Sicily" and "Sicilian Delights". Monk: Yes. Alfio: It is very resistant. 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