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villa parmina, sicilyThe Sicilian Swede is in Sicily! ¬†Yay ūüôā ¬†After 17 hours of traveling I’ve¬†finally made it to Taormina, Sicily! From Chicago –> Paris –> Rome –> Catania and a short drive‚Ķ..I have arrived!! ¬†I am¬†staying in a stunning villa in the town of Taormina – Villa Parmina.

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

We are spending our first day hanging at the villa, swimming, catching up with family and enjoying the AMAZING views. ¬†The weather is absolutely perfect for November – mid 70’s without a cloud in the sky. ¬†

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Walking into Villa Parmina is like stepping back into time. ¬†It’s decorated with¬†Sicilian details, fabric, paintings and furniture.¬† Each room is unique and¬†covered¬†with¬†ornate decor and every¬†room has a door to a patio, garden or balcony. I’m speechless!

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

The views from the villa are breathtaking with the Mediterranean Sea, Mount Etna and the city of Taormina surrounding us! You guys, this doesn’t even feel real!! I can’t even believe I am lucky enough to be in the region of my ancestors AND¬†staying at a villa like this with the VIEWS¬†like this is something I will never forget!!! ¬†

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

Villa Parmina; Taormina, Sicily || @sicilianswede

I feel like I’m floating on clouds or living a dream! ¬†I am so excited to spend a week here! ¬†I can’t wait to share all the details with you!! ¬†Follow along for the adventures and experiences of a once in a lifetime trip!!


Ciao ♥ The Sicilian Swede


 

2 Comments

  1. Angela Buscemi Reuss

    November 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Hello Anika,
    Loved the blog post. We were there in the fall of 1989. We had a blast throughout Italy, but Sicily was so special to us. We had similar experiences from strangers trying to help us find out more about our heritage. We did see a relative who was a nun. We went to a convent. The cousin was greatful to our grandparents for sending clothing and money to her family. They were so poor growing up because the dad had died in the war that when the nun was little she said she would have been given away had it not been for the kindness of the our family in the states helping them stay together. It was a tearful meeting. She was sweet. She did not speak English so we all muddled through. I am thrilled that you got to see Sicily. We hope to take the kids there soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Love,
    Angela

    • Hi Angela! I love the story about the nun, thank you for sharing ūüôā It was an amazing trip to say the least. I’m glad you were able to visit as well! Hope the family is doing well, and Happy Thanksgiving!
      Ciao!

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