Summer Holidays 2019

Discovering Sicily

I started my bachelor degree in 2014 and I moved to Pisa to attend the lectures at the University, here I met some Sicilian people and for 5 years they invited me to go in Sicily to see the beautiful sea and to visit all the beautiful places of this island. I never listened to them until the last winter when I organized my first trip to Sicily and I went to Giarratana, a little village near Ragusa.

I loved the places that I visited and I also loved the sea even if it was Febraury and it was too cold to go on the beach to swim and have fun.

After this first trip I decided to organize another trip, this time i changed my destination and I decided to go to “San Vito Lo Capo” a beautiful and famous touristic location in the west of the Sicily.

I arrived in Sicily on the 14th of August and I stayed there for one week, during these days I visited a lot of places and I ate a lot of delicious typical food.

My trip started with a visit to some beaches near San Vito, in Italy they are called “Calette”, we rented a scooter and we went to these beaches. During the entire day the sea was rough but we appreciated the landscape and the contrast between the sea that and the mountains.

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I shot the previous photo during the first day and I think that it is one of the best photo that I have ever taken with my iPhone. As you can see there are a lot of rocks on the beach and it was really funny to walk over it, from this picture you can also see the contrast between sea and mountains.

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The excursion to the “Riserva dello zingaro” was the one that i enjoyed most, we took a boat and we visited some caves. It was amazing, I was really excited especially when we saw some dolphins in the sea, it was an unforgettable experience.

We have done another excursion by boat to “Favignana” and “Levanzo”, i liked it especially the “Levanzo” island that is smaller than “Favignana” but is really nice to visit.

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As I said during the days that i passed in Sicily I ate a lot of typical foods. I loved the “Arancino” and I ate one of it almost every day. The Arancino is a typical sicilian food that is prepared with rice and sauce with meat then it is fried. IMG_4511.jpeg

I also ate some foods that i usually don’t eat like raw fish or also cous cous.

After one week I left Sicily but I promised that I’ll go back as soon as I can to visit not only the sea but also the mountainous part and some other cities (and also to eat some others Arancini and Cannoli :D).

Luca Corbucci
Luca Corbucci
Computer Science Student

My name is Luca Corbucci, I was born on 12th August 1995 in Viterbo. I’m currently enrolled in the Master Degree in Computer Science at the University of Pisa.