We spent 6 wonderful days in Sicily in end of July. Our friends Terry and Antonia arranged a magical Sicilian party in Capo d'Orlando to celebrate Terrys magic no. Hence the trip to Sicily. We lost our luggage on the way down and had to start by shopping in Syracuse. Luckily enough, it was both incredibly beautiful and charming and had great shopping. For all who have thoughts to holiday in Sicily, I strongly recommend seaside resort of Taormina and bays around it and a visit to Syracuse. Palermo was crazy dirty and messy. Little Monreale with its beautiful mosaic Cathedral made the visit inn Palermao worth the effort.
Other great things about Sicily: Les Cannolo Siciliano and other Sicilian sweets, the wine, the crystal blue ocean, Mount Etna and the smell of sulfur and the black lava rocks. Maybe the fact that everyone spoke poor English and that it was mostly vacationing Italians everywhere except in Palermo.