Island of the sun

Forget everything you thought you knew about Sicily. Sure, the Godfather t-shirts are plentiful on the streets and the cannoli, the best in Italy. A typical breakfast is a brioche with granita (where else is ice-cream/sorbet eaten for breakfast?!). Sicilians don’t dress like what you see in “Cinema Paradiso “, but you know what? It is truly a slice of paradise and one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever set eyes on.

We stayed for a few days in Trapani, located on the west coast. The old city is full of buildings designed in the Baroque style which made a pretty picture whilst strolling around.
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Pretty little beaches dot the coastline north of the peninsula

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THE FOOD!! Oh the glorious food! Every street and corner were full of eateries where one could mangia bene (eat well).
Clockwise L-R: coffee granita, giant cannolo with chocolate chips, busiate pasta with clams and cassatella (fried pastry with gooey warm ricotta inside). Insert ridiculous drooling face here!

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The sunset leaves me at a loss for words

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We spent a wonderful day on Favignana island, which is famous for its tuna fisheries.

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We rented electric bicycles (an AMAZING invention by the way) and rode around the island, racing one another past ancient rock caves and sapphire seas.

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A marvellous Sicilian proverb goes, "Zoccu è datu da Diu, nun pò mancari” (What is given by God, can’t be lacking). I couldn’t agree more.

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