Sicily–Be still my heart!

Sicily–Be still my heart!

Our family is taking a much-needed break: after an intense homeschooling year, after an international move, and after Ron’s Summer Rome Program, we are all BEAT. The day after he finished the program, we hopped in cars from our new house in Frascati, drove 11 hours to Sicily.
    We are staying in Scopello, an adorable little fishing town on the remote, northwestern coast of the island. Scopello has some of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to, although they cost less than Macaroni Grill.  The best bottle of wine we’ve had here was so good; I asked the waiter where it was from.  He said it is from the town 5 km away.  That fits in nicely with the rage in Italy: “ZeroKM.”  Eating food that is from zero kilometers away, i.e., that was not imported. That must be why every meal has octopus or clams or mussels or shrimp with long legs and eyes in it. Tasty! But definitely not for the faint of heart!

The beach is so beautiful. We have scouted around and tried three different ones.  The closest is a pebble beach; the next one is a large, sandy beach.  The third one is on the very tip of the island, north west, looking out toward Spain.  It feels like the edge of the world.  So gorgeous!