Day 1,025: Mediterranean Cruise: Trapani, Sicily.

Laetitia led a tour group on a Mediterranean cruise. On their tour of Trapani, Sicily, they visited a Baroque church called La chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio, roughly translated as “The Church of the souls in purgatory.” A sculpture on an outer wall of a torso being consumed by flames warns those who might depart purgatory by the wrong exit.

At Trapani’s Church of Purgatory
For souls caught between Hell and glory
There are sculptures that show
What life’s like below
In images tending toward gory.

Day 1,024: Mediterranean Cruise: Naples.

Laetitia led a tour group on a Mediterranean cruise. Naples claims to have invented pizza about a hundred years ago and UNESCO has put Neapolitan-style pizza making on its annual list of “The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” Thus, having pizza at a recommended local establishment was a must. Afterwards, Laetitia wrote the day’s limerick.

If you’re in Napoli for its eats, a
Treat you should try is wood fired pizza
Its aroma unique
Will your appetite pique
E’en before the first yummy bite greets you.

Day 1,023: Mediterranean Cruise: Rome.

Laetitia led a tour group on a Mediterranean cruise. One of the first stops was Rome.where they visited Castel Sant’Angelo. Originally built as a mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian, the circular building was converted to a fortress for the Vatican which is connected to it by a tunnel. The Castel figures in the plot of Puccini’s opera, Tosca.

The old city of column and dome
Was where Floria Tosca called home
And made her tragic fall
From Sant’Angelo’s wall
In Puccini’s great opera of Rome.

Day 1,022: Penduline Tits 2.

Below is Laetitia’s second limerick about Penduline Tits.

For a query that may tax your wits
Consider the Penduline Tits
Whose graphic name rests
On their pendulous nests
So say ornithological writs.