This was a view from our little apartment in Pollara on the island of Salina. And yeah, it was something like $30/night. Can I go back right now?Here was a typical lunch we would have sitting on our terrace looking out from said $30/night apartment.Here are my boys looking off into the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea.Having wine at sunset in Malfa. Although C-Man looks a little displeased.
We also stayed in farmhouses like these with real families.
And real cats to spend lazy afternoons with.
And yes, the streets looked like something out of The Godfather.
With shops that closed for long pause each afternoon.
Of course we hiked and saw beautiful ancient ruins.
And did very important things like give C-Man his first lick of gelato.
And let him chew on real biscotti made by the experts.
But most of all, we loved Sicily for the people -- the warmest you will ever meet in your travels. Here we are with Nino and company....friends I met on a trip ten years earlier while I was still in school...another life ago. It meant so much to bring my husband and baby boy back to this beautiful and welcoming place.