My View For Awhile: Mezzogiorno Edition

I’m heading out on an adventure as chaplain to a pro-life pilgrimage group which will travel in S. Italy, where I have never been: Puglia, Calabria, Sicily with some time in Naples and, on my own, a few days in Rome at the end.

I’m hoping for good connectivity along the way.

May I ask for prayers for the safety of all who are traveling and for a successful journey for all.


Do you have one of these for your inflight power with your phone?

You should have one. Use the amazon search box on the side bar.

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  1. benedetta says:

    I hope all have a wonderful pilgrimage. I will be praying. Sicilia is beautiful.

  2. Julia_Augusta says:

    I hope you have enough time to visit the Capella Palatina in Palermo and the cathedral in Monreale (outside Palermo), as well as the baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Modica; Siracusa (home of Archimedes); the Greek temples in western Sicily by Agrigento; Taormina; and Enna (in the center of Sicily). As for Sicilian food, try the pasta con le sarde and cuscusu; wine: Etna Rosso.

    As for Puglia, I’m guessing you are going to Lecce and Otranto? Don’t miss the stracciatella di bufala, for which Puglia is known.

    Have a lovely time! I am praying for you. Please take lots of photos.

  3. ChesterFrank says:

    At least one reader is hoping you take and post plenty of photographs of southern Italy and offer insightful commentary on all aspects of its culture.

  4. Andrew says:

    Mezzogiorno edition also known as “menzijurnu” edition.

  5. Petitioning Our Lady of Loreto

  6. JustaSinner says:

    How about a Kindle Fire 8 HD, Father? I’d recommend the child’s edition because it is made stronger—some sort of LCD bumpers, and has a cool drop proof grippy protector.

  7. Marius2k4 says:

    At least in September, Naples is hot. Pompeii was awesome, however.

  8. Lucas says:

    Ahhhh! Calabria! You’ll love it there. Great food!

  9. Kathleen10 says:

    Blessed and safe travels, Fr. Z.
    Photos of food and travels are welcome. I’ll never go to Europe, so it’s all new and interesting to me.

  10. capchoirgirl says:

    Calabria! My ancestral homeland! Someday I want to visit…

  11. Lucas says:

    capchoirgirl: Same here! I went 10 years ago with my parents and it was *amazing*. I can’t recommend it enough. It’s truly beautiful down there.

    I’ve been back 3 times since and each time I leave refreshed and happy. One day, when all the kids are grown up and on their own we’d love to get a villa and retire there(or at least for a few months out of the year!)

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