The fuschia (and orange, and white) flowers you find draped all over Sicily are Bougainvillea. I photographed these in Taormina last May.
Balcony, Messina historic center with Bougainvillea flowers
Bougainvillea flowers gracing a sun-soaked door in Sicily.
Bougainvillea (or buganvilla) drapes over a balcony in Castellammare del Golfo
Throughout Sicily you’ll see bougainvillea (or buganvilla), this bush that produces beautiful flowers.
In a departure from the norm, I present to you a photo taken this morning by my cousin Evelina from her home in Bagheria. It snowed in Sicily last night–a very unusual occurrence! Everything has come to a standstill there today. Sicilians have no idea what to do with snow (except to look at it…