Follow me around – Sicily on the road
Vittoria: 26 years old, a coeliac girl living life one flight at a time.
Sicily is a must-visit part of Italy, especially during late spring – early summer, when the weather is warm and the sun heats you up (without burning too much!).
Last year I decided to discover this beautiful island, and there’s nothing better than having a road trip there! So I planned a short trip with my sisters, to explore the Eastern part of Sicily: from “Catania” to “Agrigento”, till the wonderful “Syracuse” and its surroundings.
Are you ready to start this journey with me?
First of all: we landed to Catania airport and rented a car to immediately start our road trip. But how to survive all these hours on the car without any treats? So it’s better to have a pit-stop at “Libere Delizie” just in Catania city center: believe me, you wouldn’t leave it without a whole bag filled with all the great traditional Sicilian food. From freshly made “Cannoli” to “Arancini” and “Panzerotti”, the choice would be so hard that you’d go for all of it!
After some delicious hours on the road, we arrived at “Agrigento” coastline, and in particular, to “Scala dei Turchi”, a beautifully white rocky cliff where to rest a bit and get one of the most amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea.
After some rest at the beach, it was time to visit the pearl of Agrigento: the “Valley of the Temples”, an immense archeological site with one of the most outstanding examples of “Greater Greece” art and architecture.
The second day was totally dedicated to discover the beauty of Baroque architecture in Sicily: from “Ragusa” to “Scicli” and “Noto” till “Modica”, the town known worldwide for its primitive chocolate, a unique (and naturally gluten free!) experience for the taste. But before leaving this sweet town, we had another refill of great gluten free Sicilian treats at “Bye Spike” bakery!
On the third day of the road trip, we arrived at “Syracuse”, an incredibly beautiful city full of history and art. The great part of it is the historical city center, located on an island, called “Ortigia”, where Syracuse was founded in ancient Greek times.
If you are planning to have this trip on late May (as well as we did), you won’t miss the classic tragedies played at the Greek theater!
After the play, there is nothing better than having a plate of “Linguine allo Scoglio”! At “L’Osteria Da Seby” you will find the gluten free version of this amazing pasta dish ready to satisfy your taste!
The last day of the journey has come, so it’s time for us to go back to Catania where to catch the plane back home. But first, let’s greet this beautiful part of Sicily one last time, having a creamy “Mattonella” at “Fiordilatte” ice cream parlor, right in front the Duomo cathedral: gluten free, of course!