Turns out I rationed my photographs of Sicily terribly and now this third and last post has tons, so enjoy! The photo above is of me eating my first cannolo in Sicily from the pasticceria-with-no-name that you read about in the previous post (Pieces of Paradise in Palermo). Our last day in Sicily, we drove from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo, a trip that takes around two hours, however one that takes you through beautiful scenery that includes crumbling ruins next to the highway, rolling country, coastline cliffs, and even desertscapes that reminded me of Nevada complete with tumbleweeds and cactus plants. Our first stop was at a bed and breakfast owned by the son of a Sicilian named Nunzio that we had met through an old Italian friend back in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The more you travel, the more you realize how small the world is. It was heart-warming to meet the family whose father and husband we had met so many years ago and on a whole other continent. From there, it was straight to the beach...wait no, I would be lying if I didn't admit we went straight to order some arancini. If you're not familiar with these rounded pieces of heaven, they are fried risotto balls which are usually stuffed with anything from ragù to prosciutto and mozzarella. Served warm, you take a bite and the filling just oozes out. The perfect pre-bikini snack don't you agree? San Vito lo Capo's claim to fame is its beach (and its seafood cous-cous). I have to say that I was blown away- I felt like I was on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii in terms of the shape and the dramatic backdrop (and the number of people), but with the water of the Caribbean- a transparent turquoise blue with very subtle waves. Naturally, we took in every last minute under the sun and literally left straight from the beach to catch our flight at the airport. I swear I had sand in my cowboy boots when I took them off for security and my hair looked like I hadn't showered in weeks. I was also rocking my beach cover-up, not even real clothes...oh those crazy Canadians eh!? x
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned writer and wine drinker from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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