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Edoné. I’d last been to Sicily in 1975, and had longed to go back again ever since.  At last I had the chance, when I booked on to Geoff Andrews’ Sicily Unlimited trip, to spend a week at Edoné (stress on the last syllable), about an hour’s drive north west of Catania, studying a few aspects of Sicilian culture, with appropriate visits.  Geoff organised, and Francesca Marchese, a Sicilian journalist (mainly TV), now living and working freelance in London, was our local guide.

We – a group of just four people – arrived late morning on Thursday, 4th April, and spent the rest of the day quietly settling in, exploring Edoné and getting to know each other.AP1260105 copie001AP1260106001


The building on the hill is another holiday residence


Alfresco eating location

I was very pleased with my room, and its very modern bathroom.




View from

P1260086001Once unpacked, I made the acquaintance of some of Edoné’s personnel.


Enzo in his kitchen







I only ever saw one species of lizard, very green with an amazingly long tail.

P1260114001We had had a delicious lunch, and soon realised that superb food was to be a hallmark of the week.  This is the dining room, and the antipasti at dinner.  (While I was tempted to, I did not take a photo of every dish we were served during the week.)P1260115001P1260116001The next day was Good Friday.  A nature walk and a most extraordinary Good Friday procession will be the subject of the next two posts.