What stuck with me today is Sicily’s history of being constantly conquered by a new group of people. There were the Greeks, the romans, the Arabs, the Spanish, the French, the bourbons and then the Italians that settled into the island to claim it for its many riches and key location. This picture, I believe, shows how powerful these influences were and how they were able to coexist with one another and not simply be a new version that destroys what came before. The beautiful Arab patterns on the floor around the water source, the Arab wooden carved ceilings, the paintings on the wall and the ability to have water in this church depict these influences well. It was crazy to see how water running to the church and an internal air conditioning system was possible centuries ago. I had 2 cannoli. Listened to Lana del Rey.