52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #44. Explore It on Foot or by Bicycle

Spring is a beautiful time to take in the Iblean Mountains’ wildflowers up close. Summer in the Egadi Islands invites another kind of magic — the reward of hidden swimming spots. Fall serves up encounters with Sicilians engaged in the grape and olive harvests throughout the region, while winter months, which are mild, provide access…

Sicily’s Grand Canyon

When Vittorio, my Italian teacher, told me about Cave Grande, a nature preserve in southeastern Sicily with fresh water swimming holes only accessible by hiking, I immediately wanted to go. That was about four years ago. A couple of weeks ago, I was giddy when hiking with a friend, and a clearing revealed the spot…