Ciao from Sicily

Sicily is located in the southern most area of Italy. Sicily is known for its volcano called Etna. Mount Etna is the tallest, active volcano in Europe. According to my driver, the volcano spits out ash and rocks at least once a year. The sky appears clear at the beginning of each day, then as the day continues some smoke comes out. Volcanoes, such as this one and Mount Vesuvius, interest me with their history. I got to get closer to Mount Etna, and wish I had more time while in Naples and Sorrento to also see Mount Vesuvius. I automatically have the movie called Pompeii come to mind when I think of these volcanoes in Italy.

There is more and more vegetation as you get closer to the volcano. The soil from volcanoes are rich in minerals. Wine vineyards grown in volcanic soil do very well. You do not have to wait for years to pass in order to drink good wine here.

I visited a bee farm and bought honey to take home with me. The worker bees were harmless when I was shown that they do not even attack while putting a hand by their beehive.

On another day, I got to visit Alcantara Gorge. The rock formations here are incredible. The water is 9-10 degrees Celsius. Your body literally becomes numb and the cold disappears. Luckily, it was a very hot day.

I went to Isola Bella beach on my last full day in Sicily. It means pretty island in Italian. The water is crystal clear. It is a very pebbly and rocky place like most beaches in Italy. I never actually went to a sand beach during my visit to Italy.


My favorite part about Sicily had to be visiting their active volcano, Mount Etna!

xo, Abby


  1. July 25, 2017 / 4:49 am

    I’m living just near theses places. I love love theses places !
    Such a great article.
    I definitely have to come back to Alcantara georges this summer. I only went there once during winter.

    • whereabbygoes
      July 23, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Thanks bb! 💗

  2. July 21, 2017 / 10:04 am

    You make it sound so magical and scenic – I can’t wait to go! 🙂

    • whereabbygoes
      July 21, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Thank you ☺️ Yes see Pompeii for me since I didn’t get to tour that!

    • whereabbygoes
      July 18, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thank you!

  3. July 17, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like an awesome trip!

    • whereabbygoes
      July 17, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much Dani! 💗

  4. July 17, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I have family there, but haven’t had the opportunity to visit! I would love to go someday and meet them (: wonderful pictures btw xoxo

    • whereabbygoes
      July 17, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you 💗 That’s cool. I bet your family would know a lot more beautiful places there!

  5. July 17, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I lived in Sicily right by Isola Bella for a few months, so just loved reading this post from someone elses perspective!! Hope you had a good time 🙂 X

    • whereabbygoes
      July 17, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      You’re so lucky you got to live there! Thank you Sherry 💕

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