‘No, no, of which part ITALY will you?’
Italians seem to feel superior to the Sicilians. Sicily was robbed of its treasury by an Italian occupation army in 1860 and was an impoverished region. Their factories were closed and moved to the north. Without a production site, the island relied on grapes, olives, almonds, oranges and grapes to survive. Unfortunately, due to the eruption of Mount Etna and other volcanoes, much of Sicily’s crop was buried under lava, leading to waves of immigration to America.
So this raises the question: what to do in Sicily?
“Southern Italian” means a more relaxed, informal way of life. And indeed we found an inviting, warm people; Eager and happy to help with directions or communication problems. Here are some of our favorite photos from the following summer Sicily vacation, Photos we hope to share the excitement we still have from our incredible 10 day road trip Sicily!
World traveler, writer and blogger, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the travel blog followommer.com. A former actor, current shower singer and non-hipster foodie. Loves his weekend home in St. Marys, Ontario. Father of Sophia, Ariel and Hastings, three of the best cats in the world.
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