Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sicily - Palermo

Palermo was not my favorite place in Sicily but it was full of contrasts. I let you enjoy the pictures:

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sicily - Bronte

Bronte, a small town in the North East of Sicily, is the world capital of pistachio nuts. Of course, you can see pistachio trees growing everywhere.

Castello Nelson:
Pistachio nuts:

View of the Etna from Castello Nelson:

Some delicacies you can try in Bronte...unfortunately, I couldn't try them all...

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Sicily - Agrigento

Agrigento is a city on the southern coast of Sicily renowned for its Greek temples.
From March to November this year, the site is also used for exhibiting Igor Mitoraj sculptures.
I let you enjoy the pix...

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sicily - Etna

Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. It is close to Catania and almost constantly active. It last erupted on 12 May 2011. I was dreaming to see some lava fountain while I was there but nothing happened except a constant flow of ashes coming off the summit...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sicily - Catania

I am just back from 10 fantastic days in Sicily. I went to see my friend Mariaconcetta who spent a few months in Dundee a couple of years ago. I've been welcome like a queen by her family and friends. Sicilian people are the most welcoming and generous people I've met! She drove me everywhere to make sure I see most of the island! So I am going to post pictures of some of the amazing things I saw and ate :o)
Today: Catania.