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Francofonte – The palace with faces and oranges

Francofonte with its 11,600 inhabitants is located in the middle of the most important orange districts in Sicily. The highlight of this town is Cruyllas Palace with face decorations, each with a different expression.

Gangi – The Medieval art town on a golden hill

Gangi is the old Greek name of Sicily. A mountain town with Norman origins situated 1000 m.a.s.l. with 6100 inhabitants. Named themselves “The town of arts”. Tricky roads to drive too, but offers stunning views and originality. Here I also found a local tambourine shop still making tambourines the traditional way from goat skin.

Corleone town & Mafia museum

Mafia, it is a sensitive topic, but belongs to the Sicilian history and actually also the present. Whatever one says is always wrong, but decided to visit Corleone and the Mafia museum to see and hold the original documents of the Maxi Trial in my hands.

Corleone is a small town south of Palermo with stunning scenery driving there. 600 m.a.s.l. with approximately 10000 inhabitants. Most Sicilian mafia bosses comes from Corleone and still have over 70 “men of honor” alive, whereof most of them are jailed. The town is still run by a mafia boss. It is one of the kindest places I have visited in Sicily because people work hard to show another side of this area.

Lercara Friddi – Frank Sinatra and Lucky Luciano

Stayed in Lercara Friddi for four days, a perfect spot also to visit other interesting locations in the area. Town is basically dedicated to Frank Sinatra and visited his grandparents house. It is also birthplace to mafia boss Lucky Luciano, person inspiration to Godfather movies. Here lives about 6200, located 675 m.a.s.l, and became an important sulfur source 1828. It takes only ten minutes to walk through the towns main street and it is very rural Sicily.


Stannade i Lercara Friddi fyra dagar, en perfekt plats även för att besöka andra intressanta platser i området. Staden är i grunden tillägnad Frank Sinatra och besökte hans farföräldrars hus. Det är också födelseplatsen för maffiabossen Lucky Luciano, personinspiration till Gudfader-filmerna. Här bor ca 6200, beläget 675 m.ö.h, och blev en viktig svavelkälla 1828. Det tar bara tio minuter att gå genom stadens huvudgata och det är väldigt lantligt Sicilien.

Enna – Three centrals of Sicily; Religious, Geographical & Astronomical

Enna is a small town in the very central part of Sicily with three different locations pointing out the very central Sicily; Religious, Geographical & Astronomical. From an altitude of 940 to 970 m.a.s.l. you find stunning views of Sicily to all weather directions.


Enna är en liten stad i den centrala delen av Sicilien med tre olika platser som pekar ut det mycket centrala Sicilien; Religiösa, geografiska och astronomiska. Från en höjd av 940 till 970 m.a.s.l. hittar du fantastiska utsikter över Sicilien i alla väderriktningar.

Nicosia – a mountain town

Vitamine boost walking in Catania

A Rainy DaY in Militello – Just PassinG By

In these small sicilian towns, hidden between the mountains you find the sicilian lifestyle. Take a coffee and study the people. Seeing these old men in the Piazza and Tabacchaio corners talking and talking, surely about the same things they talked yesterday and last week…and life goes on.

Walking to the narrow streets meeting women talking to each other about Idda and Iddu (her and him) and other neighbor issues to be solved. Perhaps it wa someones birthday, or foreigners bought a house in the area, or baptism of grand kids…and life goes on.

Rent a car, drive around, take your time, drink that coffe in central Piazza…relax. People stare, they ask the cafe owner who these new comers are… And this is life! Not much has changed since the last century.


I dessa sm? sicilianska st?der, g?mda mellan bergen hittar du den sicilianska livsstilen. Ta en kaffe och studera folket. Att se dessa gamla m?n i Piazzan och Tabacchaio h?rnan prata och prata, s?kert om samma saker som de pratade om ig?r pch f?rra veckan… och livet forts?tter.

G? kring de smala gatorna d?r du m?ter kvinnor som pratar med varandra om Idda och Iddu (henne och honom) och andra grannfr?gor som ska l?sas. Kanske var det n?gons f?delsedag, eller utl?nningar k?pte ett hus i omr?det, eller dop f?r barnbarn … och livet forts?tter.

Hyr en bil, k?r runt, ta din tid, drick det d?r kaffet i centrala Piazzan … koppla av. M?nniskor stirrar, de fr?gar kaf??garen vem de h?r nykomnna ?r … Och det h?r ?r livet! Inte mycket har f?r?ndrats sedan f?rra seklet.


Marzamemi preparing for spring


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