A favorite swimming spot: Le Tre Piscine, Bagheria, Sicily. Strong swimmers only.
The Tyrrhenian Sea at Mongerbino, a neighborhood of Bagheria, Sicily
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
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…
During Stirring Sicily, our hands-on cooking in Sicily tour from September 19-26, we’ll delight in a boat excursion to see L’Arco Azzurro (the Blue Arch), pictured here, among other sites, along Sicily’s coast at Capo Zafferano. Join us! Contact me today at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to take advantage of a special offer. Let’s cook, eat, savor wine,…
Live from Sicily! Photos from my morning walks (and where Andrea and I swam this morning)
Looking forward to sitting here at Le Piscine, gazing at Capo Zafferano in a couple of weeks. I’ll probably take a swim too. One week until another adventure in Sicily begins!
On our last full day in Sicily earlier this month, I took my intrepid fellow travelers Fred and Nola to another one of my favorite swimming spots. This one though, is mostly for locals, and definitely for experienced swimmers. Down a long staircase maintained by the Comune of Bagheria, the rocky cliffs are dotted with…