The Sicily archives contain the images that I took during a short one week vacation trip to this beautiful island in early December 2022. Obviously, I could have published them as part of an "Italy" portfolio. However, given the large number of photos taken with landscape and urban motives, I think Sicily deserves a place category on its own.
It was a rather spontaneous decision to fly to Catania at that time of the year. The 14-day weather forecast looked excellent, and a lot more appealing than early winter here in Germany. Lots of sunshine, pleasant day temperatures of up to 25 degrees, and even the water was still warm enough for a short swim.
Initially, we thought about going around the island and book various accomodations to do so. At a second thought, we decided to rather explore one place properly than rushing around like crazy.
So we just booked one apartment in Taormina, and did a number of day trips from there. This saved us a lot of time in the car, which we used for hiking and kayaking instead. And obviously for taking lots of photos.
Mount Etna became our top destination. We went three times, and as such had the opportunity to explore the North, East and South sides. Interestingly enough, the scenery and vegetation changes a lot from one place to another.
Towards the end, we opted for a day trip to the Aeolian Islands. After about an hours drive, we took a ferry to Volcano Island. Being off-season, almost everything was closed. But the main reason for us, the impressive steep crater, rewarded us with breathtaking views after a strenuous hike.
Please enjoy scrolling through my Sicily archives.