Visit Sicily with these 28 pictures

“No, no, which part of ITALY are you going to visit?”

Apparently, Italians feel superior to Sicilians. After being robbed of its treasury by an Italian occupying army in 1860, Sicily was an impoverished region, its factories closed and moved north. With no production location, the island relied on grapes, olives, almonds, oranges and grapes to survive. Unfortunately, due to an erupting Mount Etna and other volcanoes, much of Sicily’s crops were buried under lava, causing waves of immigration to America.

So this begs the question: what to do in Sicily?

“Southern Italian” means a more relaxed, informal way of life. And indeed we found a welcoming, warm people; Eager and happy to help with instructions or communication problems. Here are some of the following summer’s favorite photos from ours Sicily vacation, Photos that we hope will share the feeling of excitement we still have from our incredible 10 day road trip Sicily! Come: visit Sicily with us!

Sicily artist studio

SicilyCathedral in Palermo, Sicily

SicilyCathedral Square in Palermo, Sicily

SicilyRomanesque Palermo

Wonderful Sicily in 12 pictures Nice view of Castellammare Del Golfo from the Belvedere.

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesView to Taormina from the beautiful 4-star Hotel Villa Angela in Sicily

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesSunset Square: The Piazza Duomo on the beautiful Ortygia in Siracusa

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesThe sun-drenched Piazza Duomo on the beautiful Ortygia in Siracusa

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesThe UNESCO-listed Concordia Temple in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesSun-baked history: The UNESCO-listed Concordia Temple in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesHigh in the mountains: Castelbuono

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesCastelbuono idyll

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesMonumental mosaics on the Dom do Monreale, high above Palermo

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesThe Fountain of Shame or Fountain of Shame in Palmero’s Piazza Pretoria

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesPalermo’s multi-story Norman cathedral built in 1185

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesAncient Palermo icons

SicilyLonely blossom in an old Taormina chapel

SicilyPalermo streets

Episcopal sourcesSunset at Bishop Springs

Episcopal sourcesWelcome to Episcopi Fonts

CastelbuonoCastelbuonos Cappella Palatina in Castello Ventimiglia

Monreale CathedralThe ornate cloisters of the Cattedrale di Monreale

OrtygiaHabour boats from Ortygia

PalermoThe Fountain of Shame or Fountain of Shame in Palmero’s Piazza Pretoria

SicilyOld mountain door

SicilyOrtygia cathedral door

Palermo CathedralBeautiful Palermo Cathedral

Ballaro marketIn the Mercato Ballaro in Palermo

Gregory George

World traveler, writer and blogger, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the travel blog followommer.com. A retired actor, current shower singer, and non-hipster foodie. Loves his weekend home in St. Marys, Ontario. Father of Sophia, Ariel and Hastings, three of the best cats in the world.

Sicily

PHOTOS: The incredible Byzantine mosaics of the Cattedrale di Monreale

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