I was sitting in a coffee bar on the main square of Favignana’s centro with a rental bike parked by my side waiting for my breakfast to be ready. It was very early in the morning, still a bit chilly but I could already feel the first sunshine rays warming my face. The sky was cloudless and the square was calm, only now and then there was somebody riding their bike across the square probably going to work or local market. I took out my map of the island and ran my fingers across it to plan how to get to different beaches while tiny kitten came to hang out under my table. A handsome Italian waiter was making my coffee latte.
I never really knew much about Sicily. I was only aware that it is an Italian island located in the Mediterranean Sea with the mysterious capital city Palermo known for once being a home of the “Godfather” mafia and that Sicily’s most iconic landmark may be the active volcano Mt. Etna…so it was about time to delve into what real Sicily hides in its corners.