While I was down South, we took some day trips to Sicily. I mean, its a short ferry ride away and you pay a whopping 2.50!
Our first day trip we stopped first in Taormina. Taormina is a pretty cute town, but very touristy. We went to the theatre, which is actually an ancient Greek theatre, built around the third century BC.
When in Sicily.. you MUST eat a cannoli. It’s basically a law. That cannoli was easily the best cannoli I’ve ever had.
After Taormina we headed up Etna. Etna is an active volcano, so it was a bit weird actually being on it. It is the largest active volcano in Italy, and the second in the European-North African region.
After jumping on a volcano we headed to Catania. I wasn’t overly impressed by Catania. I only took one photo there.. I was convinced this was the nicest building in the city. The rest of the buildings were covered in graffiti. Which I’m used to living in Milan, but this put any other city I’ve been in to shame.
Another day my friend Mark and I ventured over to Sicily for the day we stopped in Cefalù.
We didn’t know much about this town but when we arrived we saw this huge crag called Rocca and we decided to climb up it. Turns out flip flops aren’t great for climbing, but I made it work. It was hot but well worth the climb for this view.
After our hike we walked through the town. Turns out the town is pretty cute, despite all the tourists. We definitely could have spent more time here but we were on a schedule.
I really wanted to jump in this water..
But we had to leave for our next stop- Palermo. Palermo is one of the bigger cities in Sicily. Much like Catania, we weren’t overly impressed.
We had delicious lunch at this adorable little shop. The owner was so kind, even helped Mark with his Italian!
Much like Catania, Palermo is covered in griffiti, but we were pleased to see a bit more street art, like this guy.
It was nice to see some of Sicily, but I know I still have a lot more to explore.