A couple of weeks ago we kicked off our Southern Italy Snapshots series with five beautiful Flickr pictures of Calabria. Today, we are heading 10 kilometers off of the mainland to the world-famous island … Sicily.

Sicily is Italy’s largest, and arguably its most famous, island. It is known throughout the world, unfortunately for the Sicilian Mafia, but it is also home to two major cities-Palermo and Catania-and nine provinces, Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Going clockwise from the east, here are five beautiful Flickr pictures of Sicily.



Pantelleria (an island in the Province of Trapani)

Mondello Beach, near Palermo

Cefalù in the Province of Palermo

Are you heading to southern Italy? Click here to see how I can help you plan your trip with visits to these beautiful places.

Photos: Thumbnail, Wikipedia Commons; other photos JJKDC, Stills, sbaush, pico2009 and theow all via Flickr

4 Responses
  1. I love, love, love the pictures with the little boats. The colors are gorgeous! Never been to Sicily, but it looks like a great destination.

    I( love that one, too!!

  2. Susannah

    Ciao ragazza!
    I love your blog!! I am a second generation (Sicilian) Italian-American living in Texas. I am so happy to see you included Cefalu on your list. My minor is Italian and I had the opportunity to study there last summer and it was just magical. I am going back this coming summer for an internship with a travel company and I can’t wait! I hope one day to make Italy my home. You are so lucky.

    Grazie mille! I hope you have a great experience with your internship.

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