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It will be sad to say goodbye to Sicily. It has really gotten under my skin from the first day we arrived to Catania.

This amazing island has huge problems with waste management, transport infrastructure, building infrastructure, employment and so many other things. But I will look back on all the beautiful and historic places I have seen and the amazing personal encounters we have had.

Here are a few more images from Sicily that I want to share. Things I will have to keep in my mind’s eye to help me through the next few months while I settle into my ‘normal’ life…

Sicilian painted horse carts

Fishing boats - and fresh fish

Seafood Cous Cous with a big bowl of 'soup' to pour over it - This classified as a 'Culinary Bliss Point'

A decent macchiato - my brew of choice, and partries of course

Cannoli

Having time to hang around until the sun sets

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Last week was our final week of Italian language school in Sorrento. We decided to stay on a few days longer as our study limited our time to explore and linger over meals.  The extra time has given us the opportunity to try some local restaurants.

 

Inn Bufalito antipasti

 

First, Inn Bufalito in Sorrento. This stylish and friendly restaurant specialises in meals based on the local water buffalo. We had excellent antipasti of buffalo milk cheese, buffalo salami and buffalo pepperoni. This was accompanied by a lovely sharp pecorino (sheep) cheese, broccoli greens, marinated artichoke hearts and foccacia. The antipasti would have sufficed for lunch, but we had already ordered a main course of pasta each.

One dish was a buffalo ragu served over pacchero pasta. The second was fusilli con zucca e salsice, pumpkin and sausage.

Wisely, we refused desert offers and had a macchiato each.

As if the scenery on boat ride to Positano weren’t enough, we were also treated to a stunning view over the Mare Tirrenia from Ristorante Bruno along the via Cristofo Colombo.

 

view from via Cristofo Colombo Positano

 

It was the 1oth of October so we toasted Italy and Chris Columbus with a glass of local red and a plate of scialatielli, a local hand cut pasta. Mine was dressed with lovely little prawns, black olives and a fresh tomato sauce.

 

Scialatielli at Ristorante Bruno

 

A final bliss point has to be the Frittura de Pesce that we ate at the Feste Sagra del Pesce (festival for the blessing of the fish). A feather-light batter on rings and tentacles of squid, sardines about the size of my middle finger, prawns with crunchy tails, a giant chunk of lemon (Sorrentine lemons are fabulously juicy), a crunchy roll and a cup of wine.  All for 5 Euros!

 

Sagra Del Pesce

 

Last week was our final week of Italian language school in Sorrento. We decided to stay on a few days longer as our study limited our time to explore and linger over meals.  The extra time has given us the opportunity to try some local restaurants.

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