After you enjoyed a relaxed Sunday morning with a leisurely breakfast, if we were in Sicily, you would have seen this outstanding coastline at Capo Zafferano during a boat excursion with Skipper Vincenzo. You would have had the opportunity for swimming and snorkeling off the boat, where you would have swam in the turquoise Tyrrhenian…
Favignana, one of the Egadi Islands off of western Sicily… Its marina with the abandoned Castle of Santa Caterina atop the hill and the Florio Tonnara (tuna plant, now museum) in the background
Last night I had a dream that I was staying here in Porticello, my grandfather’s fishing village. Last year when I was staying here in an apartment, I delighted in waking up early and walking through the port to see the light on Monte Catalfano and Capo Zafferano and the fisherman and boat repairmen doing…
A favorite swimming spot: Le Tre Piscine, Bagheria, Sicily. Strong swimmers only.
The Tyrrhenian Sea at Mongerbino, a neighborhood of Bagheria, Sicily
Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve in Western Sicily takes my breath away with its majestic mountains and turquoise sea.
Always build in a stop at the beach. If even for just a short dip in the sea. For our Experience Sicily small-group summer tours, it’s obligatory! This sandy beach is Falconara Beach in Butera, Sicily on the Mediterranean Sea (south coast).
When in Ortigia, you can swim right off the sea wall.
How does one describe one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily? Words aren’t always sufficient. If it’s any indication of just how magnificent Siculiana Marina is, Sicilian guitarist Francesco Buzzurro composed an entire album of songs inspired by it called Il Quinto Elemento (The Fifth Element). When I heard him perform pieces from it…