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Postcards from Southern Sicily

With temperatures dropping, darker nights and scarf season upon us, I’m huddled up with my hot water bottle under a cosy blanket and find myself reminiscing about holidays of yore. For this post I’ve decided to rewind to Easter 2015, to the Mediterranean island of Sicily.

A Sicily holiday

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa
Southern Sicily | A Sicily holiday

German poet Johann Goethe once said after travelling through the island in 1787  “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to have not seen Italy at all. For in Sicily lies the key to everything”.

Being a frequent traveller to the land of pizza and pasta (at least once a year for this Pixie). I took those wise words to heart and didn’t waste anymore time to see this glorious island.

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

Booked through Scott Dunn we indulged in the first class facilities on offer at the luxury hotel Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort, west of the charming fishing port of Sciacca.

This is a snapshot of the seven days spent in Southern Sicily where we enjoyed trips into the Sicilian countryside and were blown away by impressive Greek temple complexes like Agrigento. I hope you enjoy my postcards from Southern Sicily.

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Southern Sicily
Southern Sicily | A Sicily holiday
Southern Sicily
Southern Sicily
Southern Sicily | A Sicily holiday
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Southern Sicily
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa | A Sicily holiday

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Have you ever been on holiday to Sicily? What did you love about it? If not, would it be on your wanderlust list? Let me know in the comments box below.

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Postcards from Southern Sicily

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18 Comments

  • Rachel 13th November 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Wow. Such stunning photographs. Looks like a delightful place, I’ve always wanted to visit Sicily! xo

  • luxurybackpacking | Emma 16th November 2016 at 5:31 am

    Beautiful pictures! Southern Sicily looks like a magical place to visit! Have fun 🙂

    • Sima Sthanakiya 16th November 2016 at 6:53 pm

      We did have fun Emma. This trip was back in 2015!

  • Candace 16th November 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Great post and beautiful images. We’ve always wanted to travel through Europe with a campervan, so Sicily is now on the list of places to go through. Thank you pixie look forward to the. Next post, the Austin’s (@360honeymoon)

    • Sima Sthanakiya 16th November 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Oh I’m so pleased to help inspire your camper van adventures Austin’s! Sicily is truly beautiful, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Gokul Raj 16th November 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Looks like the kids had a lot of fun. Very nice pics you got there.

    • Sima Sthanakiya 16th November 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks Gokul. Yes a lot of fun and relaxation!

  • Davide uTravelShare.com 16th November 2016 at 8:11 pm

    What a beautiful pictures you have got in Sicily! Great post and I know the place you mentioned it, my uncle is from Sicily and I have been there many many times! thanks for sharing it…:-D

    • Sima Sthanakiya 16th November 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Ahh How wonderful that your uncle is from there. You are very lucky to have family living in such a beautiful place.

  • Digital Travel Guru 16th November 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I’d love to visit, really good post and beautiful photographs.

  • Maggie 17th November 2016 at 12:38 am

    Wow wow wow love love love!!! Sicily is now on the 2017 bucket list!xx

  • Barry 17th November 2016 at 1:45 am

    Southern Sicily looks like a great place to visit. I haven’t had chance to travel to Sicily yet but I can see through the photos that it’s my type of climate.

  • Katy Clarke 2nd February 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Fantastic! We are going to Sicily for Pasqua this year. I was already excited but now I’m REALLY excited. Bring it on!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 2nd February 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Oh wow. you’re going to love it Katy. One of my best Easter holidays. x

  • Agness of Fit Travelling 13th February 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Your photos are stunning, Sima! Sicily is a piece of paradise!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 15th February 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you so much Agness. It truly is paradise.

  • Shireen | The Happy Days Travels 21st November 2018 at 12:42 pm

    The German poet sounds correct! I would love to do a long road trip (or train trip) around Italy and I would not miss this beautiful Island. It looks incredible, especially your picture of sunset.

    • Sima Sthanakiya 23rd November 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks so much Shireen. I would travel all the time if I could.

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