Cefalù, Sicily with the island of Alicudi on the horizon (Look closely and you’ll see its silhouette.)
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.
When in Ortigia, you can swim right off the sea wall.
Located on the southeastern coast of Sicily, Vendicari Nature Reserve was founded in 1984 to encourage birds and plant species to thrive on its approximately 3300 acres. It’s been a huge success with the constant presence of around 241 different species of birds living among the salt water and fresh water marshes and lagoons. Supporting…
Dream now, travel later. We’ll be back swimming at Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve as soon as we can! Our skipper Mario is expecting us.
Lookout tower, Santa Maria La Scala on the Ionian Sea
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….
The ancient tuna fishery at Scopello, Trapani Province, Sicily NB This is privately owned, yet you can pay to enter the Tonnara di Scopello to swim right off of the pier at the bottom of the hill. It’s paradise. Bring a towel, water, snacks, and sun screen and spend the day. They provide chairs and…