The Village of Corleone
I figure that the one place I shouldn’t pass while visiting Sicily is The Village of Corleone, approximately 60 kilometers south of Palermo. Place where Vito Corleone was born and raised. Since I absolutely love The Godfather Trilogy, I couldn’t help my self from having a moment there and enjoy looking at village elders while they are sitting in the park and oversee everything that happens there. And while I set there on the terrace of a cafe, boys were playing football at the center surrounded by the rest of the village, putting on knowledge to everyone what football means to them. Not to mention, but this little cafe had only one man working and he is most certainly not going to serve you. So, I set there for a while until it was quite clear “I better go grab my drink”. The next moment I was choosing among only 3 or 4 types of drinks. You can’t drink whatever comes to your mind because they only have few choices like water, orange juice, coke, beer, coffee and maybe some granita which is semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and all kind of flavors, originally from Sicily. Granita is so refreshing and delicious. Of course, I didn’t mind it one bit, because the way they live, seem they want to preserve their tradition and the way they’re used to do things. In the best possible way I felt like as if time has stood still in Corleone. I cannot wait when I will come back again and visit this little place full of great particularities.
The Valley of the Temples is one of Sicily’s most beautiful and historical must see. This rewarding temple ruins gives you such a thrill if you enjoy testimonies of antiquity dating from ancient times.Even though Agrigento is quite a modern town with with lots to offer, The Valley of the Temples is what took my breath away. I absolutely love visiting such places and what amuses me the most is imagining what it looked like before when it was in its glory, every step of the way.