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Castellana Sicula – Murales paintings all over by Madonie mountains

Small village of 3000 inhabitants known for its Murales paintings. Since 1994 about 30 artists contributed with their art on this villages facades. In August takes place a folkloristic dance “Ballo della Cardella”. A fertility dance around a three meter high pole, which is identical to our viking tradition in Midsummer.

Lunch at: Family Art

Countryplace stay aka Agriturismo: Masseria Xireni (Organic and Sustainable travel)

Skiing on Etna – with Eruption!

Skiing on Etna is something out of this world! And especially when the volcano in erupting the same time. This day was just perfect! New fresh snow that didn’t become icy yet and no wind at all. So warm I had to take my gloves off and was glad I just put jeans on. On one side you have the volcano, and on the other side a spectacular view to Taormina, Giardini-Naxos and with a clear day like this, all the way to Calabria.

Sadly you can not program to ski on Etna as the window of days is very narrow. We had just one day in one week of time to go because as soon as the Sicilian hot sun appears the snow melts rapidly and Etna is often very windy. You can do this if you are lucky to be in Sicily this time and match a day similar to this.

The north side has snow some days longer than the south side. There are two bars, some rental offices for ski equipment ecc. Three lifts with short slopes as Sicily is of course not a ski destination. We paid 30 euro each for the lifts, 20 euro each for rental of a whole set and 3 euro for parking. There is also a nice lunch restaurant by the slopes which you can reach skiing and then just take the ski lift up again. I recommend to go in the middle of the week as weekends are very crowded. — More photos after Swedish text —


Skid?kning p? Etna ?r n?got utanf?r denna v?rld! Och speciellt n?r vulkanen har utbrott samtidigt. Den h?r dagen var bara s? perfekt! Ny fr?sch sn? som inte blivit isig ?nnu och ingen vind alls. S? varmt att jag var tvungen att ta av mina handskar och glad att jag hade bara jeans. P? den ena sidan har du vulkanen, och andra sidan en spektakul?r utsikt mot Taormina, Giardini-Naxos och med en klar dag som denna, hela v?gen till Kalabrien.

Tyv?rr kan du inte f?rprogrammera f?r att ?ka skidor p? Etna eftersom tilff?llet av dagar ?r mycket kort. Vi hade bara en dag under en vecka att ?ka f?r att s? snart den sicilianska heta solen kommer fram sm?lter sn?n snabbt och p? Etna ?r det ofta v?ldigt bl?sigt. Du kan g?ra det om du har tur att vara p? Sicilien och matcha en dag som liknar denna.

Norra sidan har sn? n?gra dagar l?ngre ?n s?dra sidan. Det finns tv? barer, n?gra hyreskontor f?r skidutrustning ecc. Tre liftar med korta backar d? Sicilien naturligtvis inte ?r ett skidomr?de. Vi betalade 30 euro f?r liftarna, 20 euro f?r uthyrning av en hel upps?ttning och 3 euro f?r parkering. Det finns ocks? en trevlig lunchrestaurang vid backarna som du kan n? p? skidor och ta bara skidliften upp igen. Rekommenderar att ?ka under veckan, d? helgen ?r smockat med skid?kare.


Lunch time //? Lunchdags

Back to the slopes again! / Tillbaka till backarna!

Back in Sicily – first Stop at Teapot Cafe

Teapot Cafe at Via Liberta in Catania has become my favourite lunch stop when in the city. The place is very cosy and much needed in Catania. Sicilian cafes and restaurants are often quite dull cold places, but this one is a very varm welcome place with good food and service. The menu is short with salads, sandwiches and crepes. Always start lunch with an aperol Spritz while waiting for the order to arrive. If in Catania, stop by!


Teapot Cafe p? Via Liberta i Catania har blivit mitt favorit lunchstopp n?r i staden. Platsen ?r mycket mysig och beh?vs i Catania. Sicilianska kaf?er och restauranger ?r ofta ganska tr?kiga kalla platser, men den h?r ?r en mycket varm v?lkommen plats med god mat och service. Menyn ?r kort med sallader, sm?rg?sar och crepes. B?rja alltid lunchen med en aperol Spritz medan du v?ntar p? att best?llningen ska komma. Om i Catania, kila f?rbi!


Women who lunch

It is quite common that resturants and bars offers foods or an “after-meal” drink for free. Especially if you are a group of foreign women in tourist places they often offer small side dishes and then a drink to help digestion afterwards. It is very common in non touristical areas that this happens when women lunch or eat dinner, especially in Catania. This business lunch we just order a salad, risotto and glass of wine. The owner also brought in bruscetta while waiting for the ordered food, he also brought in small vegetable dishes combined with salmon and typical catanese desserts.

When you get these things for free do not worry, you do not pay for them. Do show respect for the offer to eat the most of the offered things. They do it for hospitality! Then look around at the other tables and you may notice that you were the only ones offered these extra dishes and drinks.



Det ?r ganska vanligt att restauranger och barer bjuder p? extra mat eller en “efter-m?ltid” drink gratis. S?rskilt om du ?r en grupp utl?ndska kvinnor i turistorterna erbjuder de ofta sm? sidor?tter och sedan en drink f?r att hj?lpa matsm?ltningen efter?t. Det ?r mycket vanligt i icke turistomr?den n?r kvinnor lunchar eller ?ter middag, s?rskilt i Catania. Denna aff?rslunch best?llde vi bara en sallad, risotto och ett glas vin. ?garen kom ocks? in med bruscetta v?ntandes p? den best?llda maten, han kom ?ven med sm? gr?nsaksr?tter kombinerat med lax och typiska catanesiska desserter.

N?r du f?r dessa saker gratis k?nn inte oro, du beh?ver inte betala f?r dem. Visa respekt f?r gesten genom att ?ta det mesta av de erbjudna sakerna. De g?r detta f?r g?stfrihet! Se runt p? de andra borden och du m?rker att ni var de enda som erbj?ds dessa extra r?tter och drycker.

Sicilian Apetizer waiting for lunch


Eat like old times – Trattoria Altri Tempi in Palermo

I let the pictures speak
Trattoria Tipica Altri Tempi, Via Sammartino 65, Palermo – Ph: 3336559335

Where you should eat…

When you are travelling in Sicily, lunch places like below are best places to eat because it is where the local people eat. The food has much better quality, taste and you pay the right price. Best signs that you have found a good place is: 1) Ouh, should I really go in here? It is the first reaction because the local is often quite simple. 2) There are no other foreigners. Good! Then you avoid the classic sicilian misunderstanding Does not matter what we serve, tourists never come back. Actually sicilians are wrong, they do come back many many times.

This little place is in a small village just before San Vito lo Capo. Much better food quality and nicer approach.


N?r du reser p? Sicilien, ?r lunch st?llen som nedan de b?sta st?llena att ?ta p? eftersom det ?r d?r lokalbefolkningen ?ter. Maten har mycket b?ttre kvalitet, smak och du betalar r?tt pris. B?sta tecken p? att du har hittat en bra plats ?r: 1) Oj, ska jag verkligen g? in h?r? Det ?r den f?rsta reaktionen eftersom lokalen ?r ofta ganska enkel. 2) Det finns inga andra utl?nningar. Bra! D? kan du undvika den klassiska sicilianska missf?rst?ndet spelar ingen roll vad vi serverar, turister kommer aldrig tillbaka. Sicilianare har fel, de kommer tillbaka m?nga m?nga g?nger.

Denna lilla plats ?r i en liten by strax innan San Vito lo Capo. Mycket b?ttre livsmedelskvalitet och trevligare s?tt.

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