There is no winter in Sicily without a trip to mount Etna to enjoy nature on the volcano slopes, its snow, its woods and the excellent food you can get at the local trattorie and osterie in the paesi etnei.
As you can see from the picture, the weather was great, warm and sunny, the view spectacular as usual and the food excellent.
We started the day with a beautiful cappuccino and took the funicular up to 2500 mt above sea level and had lots of fun. Smoke was rising from the active crater and every so often as the wind blew towards us we could smell the sulphur in the air.
At the beginning of November, Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go and the Golden Days in Italy blog, contacted me asking if I liked the idea of writing an itinerary for one day, or better one Golden day in Modica, for her blog.
Just a taste of our visits to Ortigia in Siracusa during the current spring-summer loveSicily cookery holidays.
Enjoy the photos:
When thinking about visiting Sicily, one usually thinks either about spring or summer as the ideal time to enjoy the island. However, every month of the year can offer special Sicilian experiences to visitors and Siciliani alike.
I must admit that last weekend (20th-21st of February) choosing what to do was pleasantly hard. "Shall we go to Etna or to Agrigento Mandorlo in Fiore Festival?
We went to have fun on the Etna slope while our friend Andrea went to Agrigento.