This is Sicily: Mountains

People associate Sicily with the sun, the sea, beaches, old cities, oranges, pistachios, some smaller islands, ancient temples, granita and quaint villages.

To me, the most amazing aspect – among many other amazing things – about Sicily were the mountains.

Etna from Dinnamare

Maybe it was because I hadn’t expected them. Maybe it was because I had moved from Lithuania whose “highest mountain” is a field which is somewhat higher than the surrounding fields. Or maybe it’s because Sicily’s mountains are simply awesome in their number, their size, their proximity to the coast and their beauty, covered in lush and healthy green.

The photo shows Mount Etna as seen from Dinnamare, a mountain right next to the Strait of Messina. This is what a large part of Sicily looks like: one chain of mountains after the other. You could go hiking for a great many years here.

(Diesen Beitrag auf Deutsch lesen.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to This is Sicily: Mountains

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  3. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    In hindsight it seems obvious that Sicily must have mountains given that it has quite a few volcanoes but in my mind Sicily = beaches + old Greek and Roman ruins. Seems amazing. We’ll have direct flights soon from Dubai to Catania. Guess I’ll have to renew my Schengen visa after all.

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