• Trips to Italy

    SICILY – Part 5

    Castelmola, perhaps the most beautiful village on Sicily, is situated on a mountaintop, 450 meters over the sea, offering great 360° views for example over Taormina and to Etna.   Taormina is also set on a cliff, overviewing the sea. It is a cosy, yet touristic city. Lots of souvenir shops and many nice restaurants. We also walked through the peaceful Lady Trevelyan Park. Taormina…

  • 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 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…