Road-trip Sicily Part 1 (East-Coast)

A friend of mine took off to the Sicilian island and asked me for some travel tips so here I share them with you ūüôā

About a year ago, at the end of May (ideal time to visit Sicily unless you aim for a pure beach holiday), Max and I took a plane from Munich, Germany to Catania on the East coast of Sicily, Italy. Max loves beach, chilling and good food РI love that too but in addition to that I love culture, sightseeing and action so the trip was a compromise between the two. Classic, in our rented Fiat 500, window down, feet out Рthe road-trip could start.

Catania

Must See: Fish market. A spectacle not recommended¬†for weak nerves. Among the screams of the rough fishermen, they suddenly forget about business and try to attract the attention of young ladies passing by ūüėČ you’ll see forbidden shark meat among fresh tuna, swordfish and other Mediterranean fish.

Must do: have a caffé at the Piazza del Duomo with the elephant fountain and enjoy one of the artistic and delicious sweets. You must try one of the famous babá and cannoli siciliani.

Shop: one of the typical ceramic ‘mori’ heads¬†or a nice bottle of Sicilian wine. The pictures below are from the Shop Wine & Charme¬†in Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 143, Catania.

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img_8531Marzamemi

On our road-rip down South we stopped in Marzamemi, which has become my favourite¬†place in¬†Sicily. I fell in love with this tiny little village of which the main piazza¬†is really the only attraction. It is as if you’re thrown back a 100 years in time; in the dazzling sun, dogs snoozing, the heat glimmering above the white stone tiles, the houses, shops and restaurants surrounding the piazza in a rectangle. I’ve always been amazed by Italian piazzas. Because Life happens at the piazza. Here people meet to¬†do business, shop, eat, hang-out, flirt¬†and demonstrate.

Eat: at ‘il Principino¬†– refined Sicilian cuisine with international inclinations.

Eat: taverna ‘La Cialoma‘ has a beautiful terrace above the rocks with¬†the sea-splashing sound as background music, guaranteeing an explosion of all¬†senses. Make sure to book a table, as La Cialoma is¬†popular among locals.

Shop: at the typical¬†boutique you can find very carefully selected colourful beach clothes and sandals as well as jewellery. I love to get clothes as souvenirs because you can reminisce the trip every time you wear the piece. How do you like my beach blouse btw? ūüėÄ

Favourite: whenever I miss the warmth of the South then I¬†travel in time by opening the bath foam with rose and orange scent bought at the concept store ‘LiccamiciulaBoutique Book Bar with¬†Cucina‘ which offers handmade organic cosmetics, soaps, shampoo, homemade cakes and vegan delicacies as well as the famous granita. Take a book from the Bar and read it on their cozy terrace or sip a glass of wine after dinner. It’s a welcoming spot, here I could spend my whole day. In the following pictures some products and me enjoying an ice-cold granita siciliana.

See you for road-trip part 2 next Monday!

Ciao belli! ūü§ėūüŹĺ

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