Saturday, 18 April 2015

south sicily

No Sicily isn't Paris, but you might have noticed that I have a category named travel. I think it's about time I put something in it & what better place to begin with than the south of Sicily where we went last year around Easter. Maybe, just like me, you're starting to long for warmer days & making plans for the summer holidays. If you're looking for a place to go, I can't recommend this little haven enough.

It's a spectacular site, welcoming you with miles of wild coastlines & one of the most savory cuisines of Italy. It's also home to several beautiful small Baroque towns whereof many are UNESCO-listed. These are some of my favourites.

m o d i c a

Maybe the prettiest of them all with its gorgeous pastel colored houses & countless beautiful alleys & courtyard, Modica is also a lively town with lots of cafes, shops & restaurants.

If you're going, drop me an email. I have the perfect Airbnb spot for you (where the last three pictures were taken).

r a g u s a

Built on the top of a hill, Ragusa will take your breath away with its timeless beauty. It has no less than 18 buildings protected by UNESCO patronage. I could have walked for days through the streets of this city.

m a r z a m e m i

This is one of the loveliest little fishermen villages I've ever visited. Surrounded by colourful boats, pristine water & sand beaches, you will also find some good restaurants. While we were there, we were even lucky to witness a true Sicilian wedding on the main square of the village.

s c i c l i

With its scenic location & architectural heritage, Scicli - another of Sicily's UNESCO-listed Baroque towns - will win you over with its off-the-beaten-track feel to it & its authentic charm. I'm for certain not one to resist laundry hung out to dry in small cobble-paved streets... or mint-coloured Vespas.

s y r a c u s e

If you ever watched the movie "Malena" with Italian actress Monica Bellucci making all heads turn while walking down the street, you will recognise the centrally located square of this beautiful place. The 2700-year old city also has an impressive archaeological history.

n o t o

There are plenty of nice things to be said about Noto, but what drove us here is the fact that they are famous for making the best ice cream in this area. When you know how tough the competition is, you have to make time for a visit. And yes, it was exactly as good as it looks.

To get there, we landed at Catania airport & rented a car from there.

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  1. Man, I love the small cars. So cute.

  2. I seem to have a soft spot for these little Fiat too ;-)


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