This post is part of a series on 5 weeks of solo travel. Read the introduction here; learn more about eating and working in Italy; and if you’re curious about the costs, you can check out my saving and spending.
Even with all the Italy-related images I’ve shared, there are still plenty more that I love and want to show you. It’s more accurate to describe this post as “all the pictures I haven’t found a place for” – but anyway, we’ll call it my favourite photos of Sicily. Enjoy. 🙂
Angelo got me into this bakery’s kitchen on my first day! You can see how these guys were friendly and welcoming.
The night I found that delicious cannoli was also the night I saw these ancient buildings in downtown Catania. The first picture is the front of the Benedictine monastery of San Nicolò. It’s enormous, and I found out writing this post that it’s the second largest in Europe. I can believe it. For 30 minutes I wandered around lost, trying to find a bathroom. All the same, the grounds were beautiful at night, and I would have liked to see them during the day.
The church in the main square was closed. I walked down the street beside it, just meandering, and I heard chanting that caused me to look up. There was another church, this one mid-service, and it had the gorgeous chandelier you see pictured. The chandelier was all I could see from my vantage point on the ground – you had to walk up a flight of stairs to reach the doors. If it weren’t for the chanting, I wouldn’t have seen it!
In clear skies and foggy, Pachamama was a beautiful, fun place to be.
Remember that day out to Taormina? It started with browsing the market in Catania while I waited for the bus.
And then, once I got to Taormina…
At the end of the day Angelo and I met up and drove around the villages nearby his home. Trecastagni was one of them.
This is from the cannoli night. It’s part of the monastery, which, aside from the sanctuary building above, has been converted to the humanities department of the University of Catania. I took this after I’d found the bathroom and could finally relax. It’s one of my favourites, and was my desktop picture for most of this year.
Thanks for indulging me in these memories! Which photos are your favourites?
Emilie :) says
These photos are beautiful, Gabrielle! You have a knack 😉 Also, I just want to say your night-time shots are gorgeous. Well done!
Aw, thank you Emilie! 😀