Before we enter Cefalu, let's take a moment to marvel at how turquoise the waters in northern Sicily are.
Almost the entire coast, from Messina to Palermo, was this colour when we drove through Sicily this month. White sandy beaches as far as the eye could see, surrounded by rolling green hills, dramatic mountains, and red clay roofs.
Southern Sicily definitely looks more like Malta. It's all limestone, aloe plants, prickly pear cacti and dusty roads. But plugging through northern Sicily in our little blue car we definitely felt like we weren't in Kansas anymore (and our two Toto's agreed).