Into the Heart of Sicily by Julien Zolli

Here is another video by Julien Zolli. He capture the sights, sounds and tastes of Sicily. From cities to tiny villages, Sicily never fails to charm a traveler. The beaches help one escape the heat that has plagued Europe this year.  If you visit, renting a car is the best way to get around. The roads are good and the views are amazing.

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The gentlemen of Ericie, Sicily.

 

Capo di Milazzo Hidden Treasure In Sicily

We first discovered Milazzo and Capo Milazzo in 2011. We arrived hoping to take the  ferry to the Aeolian Islands the next day.  Since our trip is spontaneous we were finding our lodging on a daily basis. This evening all hotels were booked. I continued to drive from Milazzo to  the the point which looked promising but we did not find anything. Like any good tourist does, I said lets stop and have dinner.  Now or luck turned. A couple sitting next to us heard our conversation and said they were staying close by and had rented an apartment. We could follow then and they would introduce us to the owner. How kind they were.

Long story short: The owner said we would be able to have an apartment tomorrow, as it was vacant but not cleaned. I said give me a broom, clean sheets and we will make it work.  It was a bargain, 50 euros a night and we had a place. See the photos and you know why we  extended  our stay to four nights.DSC_3560.JPGOur apartment with a pool. Even had a washing machine! DSC_3590.JPG Down town Milazzo is inviting in the evening, but not crowded.

DSC_3597.JPGThis is where it starts to become such a thrilling place to visit. I followed the signs.DSC_3598.JPGMare, the sea awaits with a natural piscina, or swimming pool. DSC_3615.JPGThe walk started high up above the rocky shores below.

DSC_3622.JPGI think there was over 160 steps to get down.fullsizeoutput_d63d.jpegA slow descent.DSC_3632.JPGThe piscina awaits.DSC_3633.JPGDSC_3637.JPGCrystal clear water protected from the sea. P1010496.JPGFamilies  came to visit. fullsizeoutput_d65d.jpegThe lighthouse or faro. Below are some of the flowers and sights. P1030438.JPGDSC_3539.JPGfullsizeoutput_d656.jpegP1010480.JPG

I think if you visit Sicily, this make a great place to stop. Visit the Capo, cape, and visit the islands by boat. The city is not too big, but has enough to keep a shopper happy and a food lover content.