The aim of Southern Sicily Unplugged is to reveal the streets as they really are. Some shots were taken from the car whilst moving from A to B, while others are from our walks on the streets of Modica, our home base in this Baroque corner of Sicily.
I hope they impart a feeling for the unpredictable and wild nature of Sicily that we loved so much.
Sicilian wildflowers are wild.
On the road from Siracusa to Sortina.
Roadside Shrine climbing the hill to Sortina.
With our GPS set to find the shortest route we ventured along local Sortina shortcuts.
Hay was being baled all around us on the road from Modica to the seaside town of Scoglitti.
In an attempt to approach San Giorgio Church while avoiding the 164 steps at the church front, I led Marty on a shambolic walk up and down cobblestoned streets and across a few different hills. One of my favourite ways to find real streets! Here are some of the sights from that walk.
Some serious bolt work we encountered along the way.
What goes up must come down. Notice the white markings to distinguish the steps.
We came across some grand buildings too.
The grandest of them all being San Giorgio Church. Yes I cunningly avoided those steps, which continued on down the hill for quite a way.
The inside of the church was strung with netting to stop the ceiling dropping onto worshippers – a common sight in Sicily.
Sun setting on San Giorgio hill.
Looking from San Giorgio to the lower town.
Ingenious Vehicle on the streets of Modica.
I love the eclectic sights we collect on these rambling walks of ours. Do you like getting unplugged when you travel?