Sicily

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Ortygia fortress Sicily
Family Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italy, Sicily, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Italy: Top 10 things to do in Sicily (east)

Millenia of history, culture and geography make it difficult to choose my top 10 things to do in Sicily. We flew into Catania airport, an increasingly popular route for low cost airlines, and found this a good jumping off point to explore the east coast of Sicily. DH Lawrence once […]

Cala Mosche Beach Sicily Vendicari
Family Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, Italy, Sicily, Unesco World Heritage Sites

A wonderful day trip from Syracuse, Sicily

After enjoying the many delights of ancient Ortygia, the Wandering Kiwi family decided to do a day trip from Syracuse with our hire car along the south-east coast of Sicily. We drove an hour to the tiny fishing village of Marzamemi, then worked our way back towards Syracuse,  exploring the […]

Isola Bella Taormina Sicily
City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Italy, Sicily

Italy: Wandering with Florence Trevelyan in Sicily

I’d never heard of Florence Trevelyan before I visited Sicily. But her story has become one of my abiding memories of my time here, beginning with wandering around the Isola Bella. Florence Trevelyan was an upper-crust Englishwoman who became the talk of the town in Edwardian England after she had an affair […]

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