Enna

January 6, 2013
Our visit to Enna was brief, simply a short stop on our trip across Sicily. Nevertheless, our Enna memories will always sit happily in my heart. Ben and I spent our one afternoon and evening in Enna wandering the sleepy Summer town in the centre of Sicily…

First, we parked our car, wedged ever so graciously between little cars and ancient churches, and then checked into our accommodation. Bianko and Bianko, our bed and breakfast, was one of our most favourite beds of the trip, it was truly adorable and offered the most deletable, soft almond cookies. I highly recommend staying here.
We then walked down the road to Baglio Balata, where we devoured plates of creamy ragu pasta and salad for lunch.
Afterwards we ignored the heat and explored the castle, before climbing to the highest point in Enna…
Sitting in the square with soda, we watched the evening float in.
And then dove into steaks for supper at Antica Hostaria, sharing pasta with cream, bacon and pistachios, as well as grilled vegetables (radicchio love – Ben is obsessed), a mixed grill and the most divine steak with pesto butter sauce. Heaven.
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The next morning we were up bright and early, off for more adventuring. A brief visit, yes, but well worth the hill climb. I will forever fondly remember that pesto butter steak and those almond cookies…and that blessed feeling, like we were standing on top of the world.
Heidi xo

Enna Notes

Length of stay:

1 night – a great amount of time, I feel. Enna is a fairly small town (although bigger than many in Sicily), and we enjoyed our brief visit.

Accommodation:

Bianko and Bianko– practically perfect in every way.

Where we ate:

Baglio Balata (fabulous!) and Antica Hostaria

Highlights:

feeling like it was just the two of us in this ancient, elevated, beautiful town. And that steak…

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  • Blithely Unaware January 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

    It's 8am and now I want steak, THAT steak!

    Love these photos you both look so relaxed and in love.

    xox

  • Hannah January 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I'm s glad you have these memories of "just the two of [you]" for these next few months. Brave woman. xo

  • The InTolerant Chef January 7, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I'm so glad such a brief visit felt so timeless for you, and that it could create such lovely memories 🙂

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments January 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I just adore your photographs, they are stunning. What a brilliant holiday.

  • Heidi January 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Blithely Unaware – 8am steak, hell yes. & thanks, lady 🙂

    Hannah – thanks for the love xo

    InTolerant Chef – awe thank you 🙂

    Lisa – so brilliant, so lucky!

    Heidi xo

  • Not Quite Nigella January 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    That pasta looks wonderful Heidi! And Ben looks too cool for school! What does that sign say out of curiosity! BTW love your red dress!

  • Ashley January 9, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    What a view from the top! 🙂

  • Dayna January 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

    That first photo is like a dream! Or perhaps something out of a Tolkien novel!

    The two of you look so beautiful and happy, it makes me smile.

  • Iron Chef Shellie January 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    ahhhhhhh to be on such an amazing trip….. <3 Such fashionable travellers you guy are! x

  • Heidi January 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Lorraine – hmmm no idea, sorry! haha. Wish I knew. & thanks, I love that one too 🙂

    Ashley – stunning!

    Dayna – awe thank you 🙂

    Michele – thanks, my lady!

    Heidi xo

  • msihua January 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Looks like a marvelous holiday!