Stanito’s staff has traveled extensively in Italy, and it’s not bold to say just one thing: Sicily is definitely the best part of the country.
Splendid towns, breathtaking countryside, sublime food and lovely people with funny accent. Dear Reader, there is so much to say about this gorgeous island that I don’t know how to start telling this adventure.
As usual, Stanito and Best Travel Buddy never really made concrete plans as in they never draw an itinerary but rather decided each day on where to go 🙂 this allows freedom, more fun and of course it allows Stanito to include strange locations that are discovered of all of a sudden. As we drove and encircled the entire island focusing mainly on the coast line for snorkeling and historical sites, we drove inland to discover the mini volcanos, Piazza Armerina and other historical gems. To sum it up, we drove from Palermo to Palermo.
Little note on Sicily:
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Mainly and sadly known because of the mafia, Sicily boasts five of the biggest archeological Unesco sites, turquoise and crystal clear Blue Flag-rated beaches, the most well preserved mosaics in Europe, active volcanos, the land of red oranges and the best pasta Stanito has ever had in her life. This is just to cite a few details. This island has rich historical background, having being inhabited by the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Byzantines, the Normans, the Spanish until its unification with Italy in 1860, and as a result you will find vast a stunning selection of natural and architectural splendors, from cathedrals, to monasteries and the still preserved ancient ruins. This being said, dear Reader, you’ll be surprised by the many facets of Sicily’s history, nature and simplicity.
A glance at San Vito Lo Capo
Palermo and mercato della Vucciria
Road trip starting on my next post. Stay tuned! 🙂