This is a the balcony of our rental near Palermo. Having meals with fat bumble bees and watercolor sunsets made me want to stay forever.
We took a day trip to Cefalu
There was a defense wall along the sea, and a path along it just on the water’s edge
Everyone wanted their picture beneath these arches
The old aqueduct system was accessible and the water, freezing cold. Refreshing!
Sort of attached to Syracuse is a small island called Ortigia.
On the recommendation of our host, we sought out the sandwiches made of smoked mozzarella. I watched in doubt as he made the sandwich: sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, smoked fresh mozzarella, then thin sliced lemon — with the rind, olives, mushrooms and mystery sauce. I shouldn’t’ve worried though. Best sandwich ever.
The magic of this island is that there are basically no cars. Just Vespas
And a beautiful old square
At night, one of the restaurants filled the night with old white people music, the pleasant kind: Frank Sinatra.
At one end, there was a fortress. Too bad, it was closed by the time we got there. So I peeked through the gate to get this pic
I was negligent and didn’t get pictures of our pizza from Mario’s pizza. We were proud of ourselves for eating at a place that wasn’t at all popular with tourists. And it was cheap. About 5 euros for the whole meal.