|Waiting for the ferry.|
In Calabria, the A3 highway - a major route at high elevation through the mountains - was reduced at points to one narrow lane clogged by heavy equipment, hurtling trucks and construction preparing for the new bridge across the Strait. For Pat and I, a familiar route had become nerve wracking and confusing. Drivers who've never been down this way could find current conditions paralyzing and dangerous.
The idea of a bridge over the Strait of Messina has been around since Roman times and revived many times since. Under Silvio Berlusconi, completion was projected for 2016. Now that he's resigned? Who knows.
Personally, I'm not happy to see an ancient vista altered forever but look forward to a new wonder of the world. Until the bridge is built, I'll be approaching the Strait in a train, not a rental car.