Although I was born and raised in Sicily, I never saw it as an exciting place to travel to, and I always prioritised exotic locations over home. Things have changed though – over the last couple of years (basically since Romana and I moved to my hometown) I slowly grew curious to see what Sicily has to offer and, as a result of that, we’ve been taking a number of short road trips every time we had a chance.
This time we decided to take a whole week to explore Western Sicily (ie the Trapani province). We would have headed there directly, but because of the International Cous Cous Fest reaching its peak last weekend, there wasn’t much choice in terms of budget accommodation in the area, so we booked a couple of nights in Cefalù, a picturesque coastal town on the Tyrrhenian coast, with the plan to move west at the beginning of the week (in fact, I’m now writing from a rented studio flat in Castellammare del Golfo 🙂 )
Starting from Cefalù was a good idea. The weather was good, so we still got to take a swim or two, Diego enjoyed his beach time very much, and on top of all, the place was fairly quiet (expectedly, given that these are the first weeks of low season).
Anyways, Cefalù is the quintessential Sicilian town, and it was a pleasure to photograph. Here are some postcards for you. Hopefully I’ll be able to post more postacards from Western Sicily in the next few days.