A completely free day in Cefalu afforded the opportunity to…well…to shop of course, but also to scale La Rocca (“The Rock”), a huge geological feature between our hotel and Cefalu itself that resembles nothing quite so much as a mammoth rock, dropped from the heavens into its unlikely setting. But it rained. The rain was so heavy in the morning that the trail up La Rocca was closed temporarily. Better weather in the late morning and early afternoon made the trek possible. Those of us who made the ascent marveled at the archaic temple of Artemis (identified by the locals as Diana), the medieval fortifications designed to protect the citizens from the Saracens, and the birds-eye view of the town and sea below. In the evening, at an informal, optional Mythological Story Hour, we talked about Acis and Galatea, Aeolus and Odysseus, as well as Aeneas and Dido. A light rain didn’t stop some of the group from walking into town again for food, drink, and—to be sure—more shopping.