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Sicily <3

October 11, 2015

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So I promised I would tell you a little bit about our trip to Sicily. I’ve dreamt about visiting Italy for ages – particularly after Instagram has become part of my life. I follow several talented people who portrays Italy in such a beautiful way. I have been on the Garda Lake 1000 years ago, and I was in Milan during Salon Mobile this spring, but never really had the time to delve into everything I imagined about Italy: Beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches, delicious food, good coffee, beautiful colors, lights and so on. I was not disappointed. On the contrary. I’m already looking forward to going to Italy again.

We stayed in Cefalu, located on the north coast of Sicily about One hour from Palermo by car. Cefalu is an incredibly beautiful and atmospheric city by the sea and a stunning setting. The old medieval town was incredibly cozy and we spent many hours looking at people, eating ice cream and cake at the old town square where the old cathedral is located. Saga and Saxo loved to run around and follow the many weddings that are held in the church.

The beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. Perfect white sand, clear water, and incredible views over the city and the mountains. The beach was very child friendly with shallow water and quiet surroundings, and the kids really enjoyed themselves.

We stayed in the apartment we had booked through the Danish travel agency In-Italia. Residence Magara as it was called, was situated a few kilometers from the city center, but by car it was no problem. I actually think it was nice to be able to draw back into the quiet surroundings of the city. The place was neat, clean and had a great view over the sea. We spent many hours in the wonderful pool, which also had a beautiful sea view.

Most of all we just relaxed and ate ice cream. Many ice creams. But we were also on some trips into the mountains to visit the so-called Agri Turismos. Here we got the best food and relaxed and child-friendly environment.

Things I will recommend in the area:

Agriturismo Bergi for the lovely biodynamic food

Agriturismo Villa Dafne. Great food and a nice pool

Botanical Garden in Palermo

Castelbuono. A mountain village with great ice cream.

 

We LOVED Sicily and are coming back to explore more of the island for sure!

 

XO Ida

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