Caltavuturo, off the beaten track

During my trip to Sicily in August I had the pleasure of staying in Caltavuturo for two days. It is a small town with a population of about 4,400. It’s in the mountains of Sicily, about an hour and a half away from Palermo.

It’s not a tourist destination, its old school Sicily. Expect to be given strange looks, don’t take it personally. They are staring because you are a new face. OK, I did get stared at more than the bf and his parents because there are no foreigners and the braids didn’t help. However, when in the bars or gelateria the people of the town are very welcoming.


My morning passeggiata around the town

If you go in summer spend the night and enjoy the fresh cool mountain air, away from the heat of the city.


Watching the sunset

I recommend spending a day in Caltavuturo to see real Sicily, but I will let the photos speak for themselves.







Do you prefer to visit small towns or big cities?


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3 responses to “Caltavuturo, off the beaten track

  1. I love the small towns! This is where you discover the reason a people are as they are, the truth of and product of their country. The cities are such a melting pot that while there is still a strong cultural identity and where most of the cultural icons are centralised, it is more of the “commercialism of a culture” than the “being of culture”. 🙂 Beautiful photographs.

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