Our Best of Sicily Tour group sails through salt flats and across a lagoon. Our destination: the fabled island of Mozia, 2,500 years ago a Carthaginian stronghold. Before this visit, I knew nothing about the impact of Carthage in Europe (in part because losers don’t get to write history). Mozia — a name I had never heard of — is a fine example of how many surprising charms and treasures Europe hides…even for a guy who’s supposed to know this continent.
This is Day 10 of my A Hundred Days in Europe series. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences in Sicily, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Portugal, Paris, Ireland, the heart of England, Scotland, Germany’s Black Forest, Alsace, the great cities of Switzerland, and more. I never know exactly what’s next…but it’s always fascinating and inspiring. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook.