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Glorious Sicily in 24 Pictures


Our Italian friends asked us what part of Italy we were going to: ‘Sicily’, I replied.

‘No, no, what part of ITALY are you going to?’

Apparently, Italians feel superior to Sicilians. Having been robbed of its National Treasury in 1860 by an occupying Italian Army, Sicily has been an impoverished region, her factories shuttered and moved to the north. Without a manufacturing base, the island relied upon grapes, olives, almonds, oranges, and grapes for survival. Unfortunately, due to an erupting Etna and other volcanoes, much of Sicily’s crops were buried under lava, prompting waves of immigration to the Americas. And “Southern Italian” means a more relaxed, informal way of living life.  And indeed we found a welcoming, warm people; eager and happy to help with directions or a communication issue. Here are some of followsummer’s favorite photos from our Sicilian experience, photos that we hope share the feeling of excitement we still feel from our incredible 10-day road trip around Sicily, ITALY!

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Beautiful views of Castellammare Del Golfo from the Belvedere.

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Views down to Taormina from the beautiful 4-Star Hotel Villa Angela

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Sunset Square: The Piazza Duomo on beautiful Ortygia, in Siracusa

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The sun-splashed Piazza Duomo on beautiful Ortygia, in Siracusa

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The UNESCO-listed Temple of Concordia in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

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Sun-baked History: the UNESCO-listed Temple of Concordia in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

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High in the Mountains: Castelbuono

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Castelbuono Idyll

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Monumental Mosaics at the Duomo do Monreale, high above Palermo

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La Fontana della Vergogna, or the Fountain of Shame in Palmero’s Piazza Pretoria

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Palermo’s multi-styled Norman Cathedral, erected in 1185

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Ancient Palermo Icons

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Solitary Blossom inside an Ancient Taormina Chapel

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Palermo Streets

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Sunset at Fontes Episcopi

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Welcome to Fontes Episcopi

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Castelbuono’s Cappella Palatina in the Castello Ventimiglia

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The ornate cloisters of the Cattedrale di Monreale

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Habour Boats of Ortygia

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La Fontana della Vergogna, or the Fountain of Shame in Palmero’s Piazza Pretoria

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Ancient Mountain Top Door

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Ortygia Cathedral Door

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Beautiful Cattedrale di Palermo

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At the Mercato Ballaro in Palermo

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