Catania, Edoné, Francesca Marchese, Geoff Andrews, Graniti, Sicilian food, Sicily, Sicily Unlimited
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.
I was very pleased with my room, and its very modern bathroom.
Once unpacked, I made the acquaintance of some of Edoné’s personnel.
We 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.)The next day was Good Friday. A nature walk and a most extraordinary Good Friday procession will be the subject of the next two posts.