Central Sicily Tales

Whimsically pointing at a map, winding the windows down, turning on the 80s tunes and driving, just driving. This was our sole obligation as we moseyed throughout Sicily on our honeymoon last July. Not a bad gig if you can get it.

After coasting into Cefalù and relaxing on the beach for a couple of days, we headed back inland, over the Madonie Mountains. Our first stop was Polizzi Generosa, where we saw a whole lot of no-one. We possibly encountered seven people in this entire town.

My heart skipped a beat when I saw a sign in a bakery window for Sfince, Sicilian doughnuts that I have been obsessed with ever since first tasting them at Shop Ate. As I tried to communicate my desire for these beautiful fried balls of bliss, the staff informed me that they had none that day.

Quietly devastated, we moved on and found another bakery, where we stocked up on pizza slices and Sfoglio, the region's famous cookie cake. Not a bad consolation prize, I'll give you that.

On this day we also visited Petralia Sottana and Petralia Soprana, friendly little cobbled neighbouring hilltop towns.

Here we had sandwiches and ragu arancini to fuel us up for more exploring.


Pleasantly exhausted, it was most definitely time for a glass of wine, and so checked into our accommodation. We spent two blissfully relaxing nights at 

Masseria Susafa, it was a real trip highlight. This place is just stunning, an ideal location for a destination Wedding. The dining hall was lovely and served up truly delicious food. By day we would relax, reading by the pool and exploring the surrounds. It was perfection.

Vino in the bar.

Some of the delicious eats we had - caprese salad bliss, pasta with lemon and sage, pork chop with potatoes and sausage and apple salad with balsamic.

About the home...

...and morning walks.


Love and limoncello, central Sicily tales.

Heidi xo
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