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Sunday Snapshot: Poppy fields in Sicily

  For me this is Sicily. Fields of red poppies dotted with olive trees and often a stone wall or two dividing the landscape. This photo was taken on the way from Trapani to Erice, a small medieval town situated high on a hill overlooking Trapani and the eastern coast of Sicily but it is a […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Monreale Cathedral in Palermo

The exterior of Monreale’s 12th century Cathedral belies the rich interior it hides. Inside, 6000 square meters of gold mosaics cover the interior. They shimmer as your eyes adjust to this spectacle. As you look around, the face of Christ peers down from above the alter whilst below saints and scenes from the gospel decorate the […]

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Postcard from…………Sicily

  The Via del Sale or Salt Route winds from Marsala to Trapani along the coast. Saltpans dot the landscape and some of the old windmills, used to pump water have been restored. A very different Sicilian landscape!       You may also like: Postcard from…….Trapani  Postcard from…….Favignana Postcard from…….Sicily   Be the first […]

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Postcard from………Trapani

  Is this the best pizza in Sicily? Calvino Pizze in Trapani has been making pizzas since 1946. With a crispy base and a stunning selection of toppings, it is easy to see why they are so popular. The wood fired oven is the secret!     You may also like: Postcard from………Turin Postcard from………Istanbul […]

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Postcard from………Sicily

      Just behind our hotel on Lipari was this small piazza decorated with a trompe l’oeil wall. The two boys sitting on the bench playing cards completed the picture of everyday life.     You may also like: Postcard from…..Favignana Memories from Sicily Sweet Treats in Palermo 1 person likes this post. Like […]

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