Have you ever felt like your heart was somehow… heavy? Not burdened by memories, but on the contrary, substantially full by fragments of your life that you know you will replay in your mind every time you’ll be unable to sleep. Like the moment you woke up to see the sunrise kissing the sea’s horizon and you were completely freezing or the night you spent just dancing and laughing and having an incredibly good time or the cozy dinner you had with some new friends that you have a feeling you will intersect with a number of times in this life. Have you?
Well, my heart must be overweight from such memories.
Especially after one amazing week in Sicily.
You know what? Forget everything you know about Sicily. It’s nothing like in the movies. People are open, warm and kind, the food is actually better than in your wildest dreams and the scenery is straight out of these Instagram posts you’ve been double tapping daily.
So crush some more. No one’s going to get hurt *wink
Undeniably, it is very hard to define Sicily. If you’re a food lover, you’ll think about their traditional cannoli made with ricotta cheese, pistachio, sugar, cinnamon and cherries or about their oh-so-tempting gelato. If you enjoy more the architecture, you will definitely remember their open balconies full of orange trees with elongated fruit and if you are a summer weather loving person, then their perpetual sunny climate will leave your cheeks flushed for at least two weeks.
If you ever go to Sicily, pay a short visit to Taormina, a small but chic town in the north of the island. The Greek Theater is a must see. Try every single pasta dish that looks/sounds/smells good. You will never regret eating some freshly made tagliatelle with porcini and white sauce, I promise. Also, rent a car and stroll on Catania’s streets full of vendeurs on the move. You’ll take photos non-stop. And if you want to understand better the authenticity of the island, go to some smaller fishing villages just at 10 km from Catania to see the real Dolce Vita.
After going to this island once, you will finally understand why the Italians living in the North are buying houses for the winter in Sicily. And you’ll start saving for one too, I guarantee it.
Have a great day and keep an eye on plane tickets to Sicily!