Thursday, January 25, 2007


1. Looking across to the castle's granary. Excavations in this part of the castle have revealed the Norman apse of the church.
2. Part of the castle's façade.
3. This was as close as I could get to the tiny English cemetery, as it is private and still belongs to the Nelson family. It is at the side of Maniace's cemetery and contains the graves of the fifth and sixth Dukes of Bronte, the fifth Duke's brother, three administrators, one servant and the Scottish poet William Sharp, who died during a visit to the castle. Three Italians who were killed during World War II are also buried there.


Anonymous said...

A pity you couldn't get close enought to take pictures of the graves. I'm sure they would be interesting.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, I would have liked to have got nearer and had a little chat with my fellow-countrymen who had also found themselves in Sicily. But there's a dog buried next to one of the dukes as well and that would have upset me.

Liz Hinds said...

Again, fascinating. We're learning so much about Sicily through you!

Anonymous said...

So very, very lovely, I'm really envious. In fact, I'm going to look up Bronte in my many books about Nelson to see if I can find references to the place, I'm sure there will be plenty.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Liz.
Ellee, I'll be interested to know what you find out!


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