Postcards from a Southern Sicily holiday

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.

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Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Southern Sicily

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

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Southern Sicily

Southern Sicily

Southern Sicily

Southern Sicily

Southern Sicily

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Southern Sicily

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

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

  1. 13th Nov 2016 / 8:48 pm

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

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      Author
      16th Nov 2016 / 6:53 pm

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

  2. 16th Nov 2016 / 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
      Author
      16th Nov 2016 / 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.

  3. 16th Nov 2016 / 6:21 pm

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

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      Author
      16th Nov 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Thanks Gokul. Yes a lot of fun and relaxation!

  4. 16th Nov 2016 / 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
      Author
      16th Nov 2016 / 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.

  5. Digital Travel Guru
    16th Nov 2016 / 8:29 pm

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

  6. 17th Nov 2016 / 12:38 am

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

  7. 17th Nov 2016 / 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.

  8. 2nd Feb 2017 / 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
      Author
      2nd Feb 2017 / 10:35 pm

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

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      Author
      15th Feb 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you so much Agness. It truly is paradise.

  9. 21st Nov 2018 / 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
      Author
      23rd Nov 2018 / 9:42 pm

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

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