December 18, 2012
Picture a steep, handsome, cobbled town perched proudly on a hillside in central Sicily. This is Gangi.

Picture Ben and I exploring this town, trekking up, up, up… step by step, stone by stone, for almost an hour and not encountering a soul.


Sun-drenched, we found respite in gelato and lemon granita at Piazza del Popolo, the town square.


And then, as the bell tower chimed, guests began to pour out of the church. A Wedding was happening. This is where the entire town was…celebrating love. Just as we were on our honeymoon.

Isn’t that just perfect?

Dinner was at Casale Villa Raino, our bed for the night. Lots of scrumptious small plates, finishing with fresh fruit. Drinking wine and eating outdoors like this after a day of hill-climbing and exploration was oh so lovely. Yes, our visit to Gangi was a true treat.

Eggs and bread for breakfast, with more fresh fruit and jams. Aren’t boiled eggs in the morning the most heavenly sight?
And then a dip in the pool, I think, before a drive over the Madonie mountains.
Next stop, Cefalù.


Heidi xo

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  • Leah December 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Next time you guys go OS Im smuggling myself in your luggage.

    Looks so divine and wonderful.

    Thanks I love reading your blog so so much Heidi xo

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh this just takes me away!! !I am craving travel right now like crazy!

  • Terry Turtle December 19, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Wow – what a cute, little city! Great photos!!

  • Hannah December 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    You and Ben are just perfect.

    Did you match your outfit to the architecture on purpose? 🙂

  • Heidi December 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Leah – that makes me so so happy, lovely 🙂

    Lisa – me too!! hehe.

    Terry – thanks! 🙂

    Hannah – why yes, yes I did. not. 🙂 thanks my dear, you're perfect.

    Heidi xo

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments December 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    What a gorgeous photo of the two of you. I hiked through an island in Bolivia that was like that, not a person in sight and no signage – and we had to get to the other side to meet our boat. A very surreal experience.

  • Not Quite Nigella December 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I love that you chose such interesting places to visit! I didn't know much about gangi I must admit! 😀

  • Ros December 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Stunning photos! I love these little towns so far from the tourist track. It looks like you stepped back 50 years in time.

  • Iron Chef Shellie December 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

    awwww <3 love that an entire town was at a wedding! how gorgeous!

  • Heidi January 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Lisa – sounds amazing!! Oh Bolivia…

    Lorraine – not many people do!!

    Ros – yes, totally felt like it 🙂

    Michele – SO gorgeous, yes!

    Heidi xo