Sunday, July 27, 2008

Best Pics: Sicily


Welcome to Sensational Sicily!

Before the Really Playing for Pizza Experience, I could tell you literally nothing about SICILY.  That is in no disrespect to the place that is now one of my favorites in the world, it is simply that few people in North America talk about it or have actually made the effort to travel to the island.  However, after spending 6 months living on Sicily, I can tell you that the island is spicy, sassy, and most of all, sensationally beautiful. 

When summarizing our experience in Europe, one can basically divide our travels into 3 distinct circles:

1. SICILY
2. ITALY
3. EUROPE

Therefore, I've devoted the next three blog posts to my favorite pictures from each of those three areas, beginning with our home near "The Boot."  

If anyone out there knows someone from the Sicilian Department of Tourism, I would like to get some commission, because I don't know how anyone could not want to visit after looking at these pictures.  Enjoy!

ALCANTARA
Beautiful Natural Gorge

ACI CASTELLO
The Norman Castle stands guard

CATANIA
Festival of Catania's Patron Saint, St. Agatha

The Piazza Duomo & Elephant Statue

ACI TREZZA
The Cyclopi Riviera

ISOLA BELLA
James Bond's island off Taormina

Sunrise at Isola Bella

TAORMINA
Sicily's playground for the rich & tourist

Quaint Shops and Restaurants

PORTOPALO
Sicily's rugged southeastern tip, just 60 miles from Africa

AEOLIAN ISLANDS
White washed walls of exclusive Greek-inspired Panarea

HILL TOWNS
Piazza Armerino

Gritty Buildings, Castiglione di Sicilia

Summer Fields Glow in Golden Hues

SYRACUSA
Scared Statue

AGRIGENTO
Temple of Hercules at Dusk

Temple of Conchord

PALERMO
Market Man

CEFALU
The Medieval Town

Blue Waters meet Arab Influence

ETNA
Martian Hiker

Etna Eruption

FACES
Trezza Fisherman

BEACHES
Fontane Bianche - White Sand & Clear Water

So... When can we book your ticket?

~ J. Twice

2 comments:

Erin said...

hey Jason- I'm living here in Sicily- home is Wa. state -Heard about the games but haven't seen them yet. Let us know when you are playing- we'll be there to cheer you all on!

Rob said...

Hi Jason

Great posting (thanks to George Contreras for pointing me to it). I run an Italy website and have linked to it from http://www.mrcheapflights.com/Cefalu/Cefalu.php5

Keep up the great photography.
Rob