Colors of Sicily: red
Discover the beautiful places in Sicily, one color at a time! In previous blog posts we’ve shown you many aspects of this beautiful island, using the colors yellow and blue. Today, red is the theme color.
Fresh fish is an important part of Sicilian cuisine, so the ports of the various coastal towns are often dotted with fishing nets. In the harbor of Trapani we saw this red fishing net on a wall, which was just repaired by one of the fishermen.
In Sicily Gamberoni (gambas) are used in antipasti (appetizers), primi piatti (first courses) and secondi piatti (main courses).
Sicilian tomatoes, which, thanks to the many sun hours, are very sweet, are also an important part of Sicilian cuisine. The sun-dried variant is used in antipasti and several pasta dishes:
Red is also one of the colors of the volcanic rocks on the island of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands.
The next picture of a setting sun is also shot on the island of Vulcano.
From the island of Vulcano to another volcano, Mount Etna. Eruptions of this volcano make for beautiful pictures:
Click here for more photos of mount Etna.
A Pyracantha near the Ponte dei Saraceni in Adrano, a bridge from the 9th century on the Simeto river:
Walking through the narrow streets of the town of Taormina, we found this red motorino (scooter):
Many Norman palaces and churches were built by Arab craftsmen, which is visible by typical Arab elements, such as the red domes on the San Cataldo church.
In the summertime, virtually on every Sicilian beach, you’ll see a bagnino who keeps an eye on things and who is ready to enter the water with his lifeboat: The Sicilian version of “Baywatch”…
Marzamemi is a charming town in the province of Syracuse with several small restaurants, such as the pizzeria in the following picture:
In the city of Catania we saw this impressive door knocker on the door of a stately home:
In the Province of Trapani we saw this date palm with dates:
We conclude the series with an image that we also could have used for Colors of Sicily: yellow. While in all of Italy you’ll see the Tricolore, in Sicily it’s the yellow-red flag with the Triscele, better known as the trinacria, waving in the wind: