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…
A favorite swimming spot: Le Tre Piscine, Bagheria, Sicily. Strong swimmers only.
The Tyrrhenian Sea at Mongerbino, a neighborhood of Bagheria, Sicily
My heart is complete whenever I see this tower on my cousins’ property in Bagheria. It signals my other home–filled with the life and vibrance of my Sicilian family who I miss dearly. Spero a presto. #seeyousoonsicily
The lighthouse at Capo Zafferano, Santa Flavia, Sicily was built in 1884. After years of vandalism and neglect, it is being restored. It lights the way along the rugged Tyrrhenian Sea coast for the fisherman of Porticello and Aspra.
From the natural oasis of Monte Catalfano above Bagheria and Santa Flavia (Palermo Province, Sicily) you can see the coast of Mongerbino, Le Piscine (“the pools,” where I love to swim at sunset), and the rugged landscape of Capo Zafferano, which from this angle above the Tyrrhenian Sea, may not be recognizable to even Palermitani….
Sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea from Bagheria with Palermo and Mount Pellegrino in the distance
Lemon blossoms in Bagheria (Photo by Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta)
During these gray days of January in the northeastern United States, I dream of summer in Sicily. Photos that I took of places I swam just months ago give me hope that it won’t be too long until I return to them. There are many different approaches to swimming in Sicily: beaches (both sandy and…