Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sicily's Northern Coast

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). 

- Jess


  1. Hi, I'm a Canadian immigrant in France currently expatriated in Denmark. I've enjoyed reading your blog now for the past year or so.

    Seeing these pictures of the northern coast of Sicily really touched me. I spent 3 years of my childhood living on the northern coast in my Italian father's town. I'm glad too see that somebody is visiting Sicily! While I do wonder why more people don't visit Sicily I'm happy that Sicily has not become like some places in the south of Spain.


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