• Trips to Italy

    SICILY – Part 4

    Despite our short holiday, we still managed to visit some very interesting places where we could taste a lot of important Sicilian food and beverages, including arancini, salsiccia, cannoli, granite en brioche, vino alla mandorla, wine from Etna, beer… – see some examples on our pictures. Castelmola is where we first tasted vino alla mandorla, a fairly sweet local almond wine, and salsiccia, a delicious…

  • Trips to Italy

    Sicily – Part 3

    Gole Alcantara, the Alcantara Gorges, is an absolutely natural gem of a botanical and geological park. We had read about it in a Danish tourist book about Sicily! 🙂 Initially it was formed by the Alcantara River, thousands of years ago. At some time the river was blocked by lava streams from Etna. The cold water cooled down the lava which then made the impressive patterns in…

  • Trips to Italy

    Sicily – Part 2

    The Godfather road trip – visiting some of the Sicilian film locations from the Godfather trilogy. Savoca, in the films known as Corleone, is a beautiful mountain village and where we found the church where Apollonia and Michael Corleone were married, the Church of Santa Lucia. After the wedding they walked the few hundred meters to Bar Vitelli together with the wedding guests. So did…

  • Trips to Italy

    Sicily – Part 1

    Yes!, we went to Sicily for a short Easter holiday with our son and daughter-in-law, to celebrate the upcoming 50 years birthday of Lene 🙂. The first days we stayed at the wine resort Barone di Villagrande on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna, the most active volcano of the world. What a pick; the service from the very late evening arrival to departure was perfect,…