Our Beach Vacation in Sicily {San Vito Lo Capo}


For two years now, everyone has been telling us that the beaches on the western coast of Sicily (three hours from us on the eastern coast) were beautiful, but WOW!!! We were dazzled by the grandeur, the colors (so many shades of blue!), and the landscape.

Added bonus? Elliott’s parents were with us for their annual spring visit!


Reunited! Lena was literally squealing with glee as she ran to hug them.


I think my mother-in-law and I made “Mom and Wife of the Year” status on the morning we baked cinnamon rolls. Note to self: make ’em often!


Early morning artwork with our breakfast.


Our beautiful-but-rustic apartment was a 15-minute drive from the stunning Zingaro Nature Reserve.



Pointing out fishing boats on our hike down to that perfect, perfect little beach.

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Feeding Grampa some pebbles. By the way, I have learned to vote for pebble beaches over sandy beaches. Pebbles stay on the beach, but sand seems to follow us everywhere for days.



More early morning projects.


Grampa and his two baby birds.


Hiking to the beach on our second day in Zingaro.

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She’s got the beach babe pose all figured out.


One night we drove into the town of San Vito Lo Capo for dinner and took a walk along the huge beach there. It was breezy, chilly, and totally empty, ie. the polar opposite of summer.

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The day we left San Vito, we had a looooooong drive ahead of us and no real schedule, so we stopped a couple of times to picnic and explore. Perhaps we’ve finally figured out how to roadtrip with toddlers?!

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Stretching our legs in the town of Castellammare, where I just learned many famous American Mafia leaders were born. Western Sicily has historically had a much stronger Mafia presence than our part of eastern Sicily. (No complaints here.)


About an hour later, we dropped off Grampa and Marmee at the Palermo airport and said, “See you in Paris!” Then we drove across Sicily, unpacked, packed again, and flew to France two days later. A whirlwind, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

I can’t think of two more different cities than Paris and San Vito Lo Capo, though! Photos of Paris coming soon.

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5 Responses to Our Beach Vacation in Sicily {San Vito Lo Capo}

  1. Courtney April 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    What *beautiful* photos, Becca!! And I love seeing peaks of what Lena is playing with– gives me some ideas for Audrey in a few months! Those alphabet puzzles look wonderful (as do the beaches… wish it was a 3 hour drive from Boston!).

    • Becca April 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

      I wish you guys were closer! There is some chance we might be in Boston for Elliott to speak at the AVMA conference next year… I’ll let you know if we all can come. We’d love some playdates with you guys in our old stomping grounds!

  2. Kassie O'Driscoll May 6, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    How blessed you must feel! We are stationed in Okinawa, Japan and, just yesterday, I said, “I can’t believe this is our home.” Good luck in San Diego and I hope you continue to write!!


    • Becca May 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

      Thank you for connecting with me, Kassie! I have loved learning more about Okinawa through some friends here and through the blogs of McKenzie and Amanda. I would love to live there one day! In the meantime, thanks for your encouragement! I plan to keep writing. :)

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