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2019 SEPTEMBER 02 TO 04, ITALY - SICILY

Relaxing and island hopping.


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MONDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2019 (DAY 73)

We explored our little corner of Tripani today. Had a swim at the tiny beach at the end of our street.

Took up the position to watch the sunset, easy to fall into a habit here. I am so happy that we have lots of days here and we are able to just relax and do nothing.

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TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019 (DAY 74)

Today we had a day out visiting a couple of islands off Sicily.
Levanzo & Favignana are just 30 minutes off the coast of Trapani. We caught the bus from just down the street from our apartment to the ferry station. It was busy, it seems that a lot of people had the same idea that we do, to visit the islands. Understandably, because its a beautiful day!

We had to sit around for almost an hour for our ferry, but once we were aboard at least the sea was calm so the ride was pleasant, and it was a hydro jet so would have cut through the waves if there were any anyway. The tickets we got to take us to 2 different islands cost a total of 51.88 euro for both of us, and due to the earlier ferries being booked out we finally departed at 11.30am.

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Our first island of Levanzo was only small, which was just as well cause we only had an hour here. We walked through the little village by the port and found the closest stony beach to have a swim. It was now the middle of the day and the sun was hot and the water was clear and looked just so amazing.
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Within 10 minutes of getting off the ferry we were in the water.

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The ferry was on time and we had to rush back so as not to miss the 1pm departure. About 20 minutes later we arrived on our 2nd island of Favignana. The town square was a short walk from the ferry port and with this island being a lot bigger we decided we needed to get some transport if we wanted to see more of the island.

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There were lots of places hiring bicycles, but we decided it was too hot for that caper! and agreed to hire a motor bike.

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With a motor we were able to cover and see a lot more of the island. We had a great time and stopped at lots of beaches around the island for a swim. It was beautiful.

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Returning the motor bike just in time, we really did have to run this time to make it to the ferry. Lol, we'd had a great time on this island and it would have been nice to spend the night here, so, maybe next time.

A smooth ride back as the ferry rose up on its hydrofoils. Heading back into Tripani port, we got a nice water side view of Tripani as well.

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We'd had great weather and a great day.

Back on dry land, An ice cream in town, then back to the end of our street for our last Sicilian sunset.

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I am so glad I included this stop in Sicily into our itinerary. I have had a great time here. We stayed in a great Airbnb and explored a lot of the surroundings on this western side of Sicily.

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WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019 (DAY 75)

Our last day in Sicily, later we fly to Naples.

Bus to the airport was not until 3.30pm, so we had a late 12 o'clock checkout.

We say goodbye to our apartment and view.

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Bid farewell to Tripani, have an ice cream and a quick drink before we get on the bus to the airport.

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Bus, then on the plane to Naples.

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Posted by Cindy Bruin 06:15 Archived in Italy Tagged sicily favignana levanzo tripani Comments (0)

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