On our way home from the beach a couple of weeks ago, we decided to visit a sweet little seaside town called Marzamemi (mar-tzah-may-mee). Once the most important tuna processing plant on the island, it now relies more on tourism than on tuna. We visited just as the sun was setting and the colors of the town came alive.
Artisans set up tables of handmade pottery, jewelry, and friendship bracelets (are they the rage everywhere now??) along the harbor.
There were so many boys selling toys on these rolling metal frames. Lena was bedazzled by them, particularly the balloons. There’s something in her eyes when she sees a balloon that just makes me want to buy one for her every time! (But we don’t.)
Simple dinner: arancini and pizza. Arancini (Sicilian rice balls) are usually stuffed with things like prosciutto and cheese, but these were stuffed with salmon, mixed seafood, and squid. The black one had squid ink in it!
Gil was so determined to get a mouthful of the squid arancino! In the main piazza of the town, Elliott and Lena danced to music as people set up for a concert later that night.
Elliott listened to the music playing in the piazza and said, “This sounds familiar, like the theme song to The Last of the Mohicans or something like that.” I Shazam’d it on my phone… and he was right. Wowzers.
Love the single turquoise chair.
Couldn’t leave without a cupful of this!