Ever now and then a girl just needs to have her blissful getaway to recharge her batteries, wind her head and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Especially after having the most stressful summer of your life: long working hours and business travels, dealing with a distance wedding organization, which happens to be your own wedding. Needless to say that after all this is over you desperately need for some peace and quite to return to being just plain & sane you. My inner self was saved by a sun catching and Ionian coast exploring in Sicily.
And it was just lovely! So colorful, sweet and simple that recommended to anyone to go for a roadtrip in Sicily and see for yourself!
Our road trip started in south of Calabria where we took a car and headed to Messina.
To get there you have to que the line, take a ferry boat. 20 minutes of a ride and you are officially in Sicily!
First 4 nights we spent at a small mountain village – Santa-Venera Portosalvo where we rented from Airbnb a lovely mountain home – La Villa Rosa.
Must say this view we enjoyed very much from our terrace. Especially wonderful to see sunrise above the sea.
As we had the luxury to have our own grill than we decide to take the opportunity and make our own grill-party for two with chicken, egg plans and some salads.
On the second day we headed to Taormina. The jewel of Sicily. The city is up in hills and most famous amongst the tourists coming from all over the world.
The city had some magical aura. It definitely gave me impression of Dolce & Gabbana classical commercial about Sicilian life . A luxurious and rich impression of this perfect seaside city.
Some new fragrance from Acqua di Parma – Acqua di Taormina.
The wondering around the city is already an adventure. Hide between the narrow streets and feel the aura of the city.
Vicolo Stretto or the narrow Street was my favorite discovery that instantly knew I had to explore it! Definitely you cannot eat too much if live up that street.
A typical Sicilian hat – coppola re invented with new colors, patterns and styles are just a wonderful touch. If wonder outside the center can actually see local men still wearing them.
Main square – a perfect place to enjoy a Cannolo Siciliano ( typical pastry with ricotta cheese) or that gelato with pistachio or some refreshing cocktail overlooking the seas.
Now the first part of my Sicilian trip is over! Stay tuned for the next one that will reveal some more pearls and adventures of my summer and this Sicily road trip!