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A Very Sicilian Road Trip

 

As you’ll learn from experience, it’s a challenge to get anywhere very fast in Sicily. And though their reputation might precede them, the reasons lie beyond the locals’ anarchic driving. It’s partly geography and partly history: as the largest island in the Mediterranean, it’s a feat to see even a fraction of the natural wonders or sites left behind by conquerors. It’s also a matter of degustation: there are the panini to assemble, arancini to devour and digestive “caffès” to throw back at the bar. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan a road trip, just that your itinerary should be more of a sketch than a fresco, full of national parks, seafood pilgrimages and the promise of a quieter path – ours oriented us westwards.

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