We opted for Salina island. The pictures will tell more then hundred words. But here is a non exhaustive list of adjectives i would use to describe it : suprising, impressive, wild, generous, authentic, beautiful, unknown, preserved, different.
Book in advance as Ravesi does only propose few rooms. The one we had and the others we’ve seen are very nice. Recently remodeled with simple furniture. Most have sea view. From the terrace you will enjoy clear view on the islands of Panarea and Stromboli.
We flew from Paris to Catania with Easyjet ( east of Sicily ) which took us 2h30. We arrived late morning and the temperature was already around 22°C. Approximately 10 more then in Paris. So the trip was already worth it !
Seduced by the freshness of the Calamaretti we’ve ordered a plate to share. They came fried and were absolutely succulent. “Ottimo” as you would say in italian. We were promised to a great time.
We then headed for the serious staff and the “primi piatti”. And naturally chose pasta. My wife had spaghetti alle vongole ( sea food ). I had the “Gamberi e cozze” ones. Those were simply the best cooked pasta we had during our sicilian stay.
|Spaghetti Gamberi e Cozze|
|Spaghetti alle Vongole|
|I and Alfio !|
La cambusal del capitano : Via marina 65 , Aci castello, Sicily. Closed on wednesday.
We’re just back from 10 days in Sicily which explains why we’ve not been posting anything new for a while. And we’ll still need some days to digest that fantastic trip and share any piece of it with you. We can already tell you we’ve discovered a preserved and authentic place. A little island part of the eolian Archipel. A place called “Salina”. Here are a couple of pictures before we can tell you more.
|Pollara Beach & Cliff – Salina|
|Lounge bar to admire sunset – Malfa – Salina|
|Malfa’s beach – Salina|
|Portobello restaurant – Salina|
|Mattone di tonno – Portobello restaurant- Salina|
Tons of tips on how to reach Salina, where to stay & eat, what to see….are coming soon. Thanks for your patience.
More parisian places soon, so stay tuned and feel free to ask for help or advices at firstname.lastname@example.org should you visit Paris.
The visit of Colonia is proposed now by many tour operators when in BA. And many “portenos” are spending their weekend there during the spring and summer time. Go there during the week if at all possible. Be aware that many of Colonia’s old town restaurants are tourist traps and will serve very average quality and charge a premium price.
- “El drugstore” for lunch to enjoy an excellent “Chivito“. Uruguay national sandwich. Together with a Pilsen beer. Uruguay national sandwich. Budget 15USD per head.
- “Lentas maravillas” in the afternoon. Colonia’s best kept secret. Santa rita 61. Excellent tea collection, home made pastries, great garden and delicious argentinian owner maggie. 10 USD.
- “La bodeguita” at night where you will find excellent home made and fresh pasta. Very good pizza as well as delicious “postres”. More importantly it offers a sea side terrace. Perfect for sunset. 15USD.