This was the first time in Sicily for us both so we were super excited to visit. Plus Chris has some Sicilian family lineage so he was looking forward to connecting with his ‘motherland’. We chose to stay in a small town called Noto on the southeastern part of the island. We luckily found the most amazing bed and breakfast (I’ll post about it soon) to stay during our time there. Noto is a tiny rustic town near the ocean with a population of about 25,000. It’s known for its baroque architecture and has arguably some of the best food in all of Italy. It’s definitely more of a local seaside destination for Sicilians and Italians which made us all the more smitten that we chose to stay there.
Everyday, we would hop in our rental car from our hotel and drive the 10 minutes into the central part of town. The owners of the hotel graciously recommended and booked some great restaurants for us so we were never steered wrong. I fell in love with the classic Sicilian dishes, caponata and spaghetti alla norma. We also treated ourselves to cannoli and granita for dessert every night during our evening stroll through town.
We had every intention of exploring more of Sicily but loved Noto so much, we didn’t go far. We had the best, most relaxing time and I’m seriously trying to convince Chris to buy an apartment there so we’ll have to visit more often!