Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sicily for Montalbano Fans


I was sad to see the end of the current series of Inspector Montalbano last night. It fast became one of our favourite weekend programmes. Apart from the lovely setting of Sicily, and Montalbano's home by the sea allowing him a daily swim, the characters are fun and each has his little quirks. How good to see the cute Fazio finally get the girl.


So for all fans who might have to wait some time before another series, here are a few photos I took in Taormina, one of Sicily's popular tourist attractions. We visited a couple of times from cruise ships and, once the taxi negotiated the steep, winding road to the hill-top village, we could have stayed longer than a few hours. It has a mix of Roman and Greek influences and plays are still performed in the little Greek theatre. Mount Etna is visible from certain view points - you can just see it faintly in the background here.


Think we need another visit soon!
Rosemary

10 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Oh, gorgeous photos! I'd love to be there right now.

Frances Garrood said...

I had a holiday in Sicily many years ago. It was beautiful, but rained every day, and I got very very drunk after a grape- treading session. I'd love to go back, but am older and wiser now, so will miss out the grapes experience!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Me too, Talli!

Can't believe it rained, Frances! Notice, I say nothing about the drunk on grapes.

Suzanne Jones said...

What lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

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Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

Ilo said...

Italy is a beautiful country. The differences between the south and the north are evident.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hello llo - thanks for leaving a comment. Beautiful, and different, indeed.

Paula Martin said...

I'd love to visit Sicily as I believe the scenery is stunning. And I've loved to see all the ancient remains there too.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You'd love it, Paula!

Myra Duffy said...

I loved the series too,Rosemary. Now I'll have to brush up on my Italian to read the books in the original!