My latest trip, a week in Sicily East coast.
Discoveries between Trapani, Favignana, Erice, Segesta and Palermo.
We got sun burned biking around and lying in the beaches of Favignana island.
Walked the medieval streets of Erice and stared at the view of Trapani from up there.
Stood still in front of the magnificence Greek temple of Segesta.
My eyes filed up with tears for the beauty and uniqueness of the church of Santissimo Salvatore in Palermo.
And when I finally entered the cappella Palatina of Palermo’s Royal Palace I almost fainted. The magnitude and bliss of the combination of art and sacred made my heart beat way too fast.
Yes: I might suffer from the Stendhal Syndrome.
On the culinary front, I stopped counting the cannolis and ice cream we had. Not to mention the street food, the arancini, rice balls with a variety of fillings.
On the way to the temple of Segesta we went off road to the village of Dattilo only to taste the famous cannoli of a bar.
Admittedly I went over my limits when I ordered a pizza with gorgonzola, mascarpone, mozzarella, spek and pistache.
But the highest culinary moment was the dinner at Loggia 66, with elevated flavours: grilled octopus on hummus salad and the turning point, the trofie pasta with gamberi and pistachios. Unforgettable.