Woah Siciiiilia! You’re breakin’ my heart! Seriously this place is amazing. When my friends wanted to go there I thought it might be a typical tourist destination. Which is to say I was still tremendously excited, but I didn’t expect to fall in love. What I wasn’t expecting is just how uniquely *beautiful* the place is. We stayed in San Vito, a sleepy fishing town about an hour’s drive away from the main airport in Palermo. It’s proximity to Africa has infused the place with a distinctly Moroccan vibe. The rich Sicilian culture infused with an exotic Arabic influence produces something quite magical. Think eating fluffy cous cous with fresh fish, crushed pine nuts, and a crisp white wine in a billowing tent by the sea and you’re just about there.
Here are a selection of the photos I took, a long with my best pitch to tempt you jet off and see it for yourself, enjoy! 🙂
If you go to Sicily, or Italy for that matter, do yourself a favour. Take a break from sunning yourself, go to a nice coffee shop and order a selection of pastries and a cappuccino. Take a friend, or alternatively a book, and sit and watch the world go by. You will find a new appreciation of life, I promise.
This basically made my day.
The pastries were so delicate I couldn’t take any of them home, but I took a selection of these glorious little marzipan fruits and vegetables. They taste like clouds and they went down a treat.
Being daft, and getting some mileage out of my Primark sandals…
You simply couldn’t imagine getting stressed in this place.
The coastline at night is beautiful.
As are the streets.
This tropical print playsuit from New Look was perfect for throwing on in the evening.
We took a boat trip, went swimming off the side and took a tour of the local coves, definitely worth a look!
I spent a lot of time swooning over the dreamy ceramics.
It’s also mandatory to have at least one gelato per day (hey, I don’t make the rules…). Dairy free? try the sorbet.
Despite not having narrow streets instead of gardens, the local people decorated the pavement with beautiful flowers. My friend has these awesome 60’s glassed that everyone wanted to try on. There’s nothing better than a cool juicy peach after a swim.
The thing I love most about San Vito is it’s authenticity. We were the only Brits there, which was a nice change, and we spent most of our time mingling with Italian and Sicilian families. This trip has inspired some serious wunderlust in me and I’m quite seriously thinking of moving to Italy for a summer to write my thesis. Thoughts?
Are you going anywhere nice soon?