Sicily Road Trip #2SicilianGals Part 3

img_8515-edited-roadHere we are in Sicilia! These #2SicilianGals certainly made the most of our ten days in Sicily on our European road trip  in Sicily. (Thank you Auto Europe)

img_9132There is no way to write about all the places we saw and all the experiences we enjoyed in one blog post, so here are some of the highlights after we left Castelvetrano.

We headed to Sciacca, a seaside town  and working fishing port with a lovely upper town where we had a delicious lunch on the  outdoor terrace of  Miramare Ristorante.

img_8562We made a stop at the small town of Porto Empedocle, the home of writer Andrea Camilleri. This is the place on which   the fictional  town of  Montalbano’s  “Vigata” is based. 


Next stop – Agrigento, best known for its nearby UNESCO World Heritage site of Valley of the Temples and although I have been there once before, I was blown away when that first  ancient Greek temple came into view.


Driving our car up a winding hilltop road at night to find our agriturismo in San Michele Ganzaria proved challenging but the view in the morning was incredible. Kudos to Victoria for that drive!

Our next stop  was the non-touristy town of Nicosia and we definitely got our inclined walks exercise there once we parked our car. img_8713The locals were friendly and we found a delightful pasticceria, Bar Antica Gelateria, where we had some of the best cannoli ever!

cannoli-margie-nicosia cannoli-nicosia

So hard to decide which place is better than the other!

Much more on this later…

One of the great benefits of a road trip in Sicily is what you see along the these sheep grazing in a field…or another one of the many hilltop towns in Sicily.

road-scenes sheepA stop at Piazza Amerina, another incredible UNESCO World Heritage site, and then the long drive to Siracusa,  our home for three nights.

That’s it for now…Next place is Siracusa, where we’ll also take a day trip to visit Donnalucata,  Scicli, Punta Secca,  Modica, Ragusa, Noto, and more. And the final destination will be Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Stay tuned.

Watch for us, #2SicilianGals, on our blogs and social media where we will be continuing to post photos in the weeks to come.

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My Love Affair with Sicily

Where it all began…Road Trip with #2SicilianGals

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I’m always eager for feedback, so please leave a comment or ask a question. I’d love to hear from you.


Grazie  Ciao












About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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9 Responses to Sicily Road Trip #2SicilianGals Part 3


    Marg!! Girl You Really Know How to Make Me Smile… by showcasing my beloved Sicily in such a Profound way that it Captures my very Soul….

    And seeing you looking so Gorgeous in these Pics makes me Happy as well and I see you Savoring those Cannolis Behave!!

    However You Just Keep Writing & You know I Gotcha Covered
    Sono molto grato



  2. I especially like those colourful steps.
    I visited Sicily a few years ago but I didn’t enjoy the driving I have to say!


  3. I am sure I have a picture of that road taken from the ancient theatre at Segesta or maybe one very much like it!


  4. I love that tiled staircase and I’m ready for some of that pizza! Looks like you’re having a lot of fun!


  5. Tony says:

    What an amazing trip filled with beautiful sights, excellent food and memories to last a lifetime! Thanks for sharing with us!! 🙂


  6. marilyneb says:

    Amazing sights Margie – loving the temple at Agrigento and the mosaics at Piazza Armerina. V jealous of your trip!


  7. Greg Speck says:

    Makes me hungry!! Miss the food already. You know Florida pizza is not the same.


  8. You guys DO look like sisters 🙂


  9. Bonnie Davis says:

    I think this is your best trip yet. You look happier and even younger than ever. Hmm. May be time to plan a trip myself.


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