_postcard from sicily

What a beautiful island is Sicily – from its green (in April at least) rural areas…
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to its stunning mountain-top villages and towns.

These are examples of historic fortified towns and a history that goes back to who knows when.  Present day city builders could learn a lot from the layout of public plazzas and their surrounding built form…

and from the pedestrian-priority in many places.  Of course, the skeleton has had centuries to develop its layers, its history and its ‘patina’.