Dawn Stroll, Deepest Sicily

May 1, 2013

Tumble out of bed at dawn and meet me for a wander about town.

Street Sweeper in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Lion Fountain in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Red Door in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Clock tower in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Fountain in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga


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42 comments to Dawn Stroll, Deepest Sicily

  • It’s so nice to see you still living in Sicily 🙂

  • Wow, these are beautiful photos. I hope I can visit there some day.
    Love the wonderful patina on the buildings and that fountain … beautiful, with
    the light coming through.

  • Nancy

    yes, very good price but Siracusa is a bit too south (though I think I have family there too). I’ll take your suggestions and look for blogs. I do like the home away site, also vrbo.com but there are usually few to choose from in Sicily. Thanks.

    • Jann

      Nancy, thank you for the vrbo.com information. Haven’t heard of that, but I’ll check it out.

  • Jann, these photos take my breath away! How wonderful to get up at dawn and be able to feast your eyes on these sights! Ah, someday I too hope to stroll through the streets of a sleepy village in Italy. I pray my wish will come true! Hugs! 🙂

  • each moment exquisite, the vibrant orange pants and that last image of the fountain is so lifelike I can feel the chill from the droplets. I love the way the soft pink of the building contrasts with the aqua shade of the water. Beautiful x

  • Dawn? Seriously? How ’bout if I catch up with you. Though the sights you’re sharing here are almost tempting enough to have me tumble out of bed at dawn…

  • -Indeed, this is a place where the poets must write great poems!

    Fabulous & Magical, Jann.

    I Love! Xxxx

  • vicki carol

    I felt the quiet and heard the water trickling over the edge of the fountain.
    It is raining here in Florida this morning, gentle and quiet too. Such a

  • Your photos are so lovely-I feel like I’m there. Thank you so much.

  • Anitre

    Brava Jann! I keep looking at your fontana photo. I love how the sun lights up the water drops. I can hear the water falling and feel the spray on my face. Magic!

  • Nancy

    Love the photos. My dream to spend a few months in Italy but finding an apartment reasonable isn’t all that easy. Someday…

    • Jann

      Nancy, I just randomly typed in “Siracusa” into the Home Away site, and found this cute-looking place right on the water in the marina for $462/week. That’s not such a bad price…do you think? (Disclaimer–I’ve never seen this place and don’t know the owners.) And less touristy places might have even cheaper prices…


      Look around at Italy blogs, too, because lots of those bloggers have apartments for rent at reasonable prices. (Does anyone know of other good sites for finding apartments in Italy?????)

  • sue gaughan

    Hi Jann~ these photos are amazing as ever, your work is always excellent.
    It has inspired me to add Sicily to my list of places in Italy to visit.

    • Jann

      Ciao Sue–there’s such richness in Italy, and I have a long list of places to visit, too. So glad I inspired you.

  • Cathy

    The sun breathing life into the water falling in the fountain is magical…I can almost hear it…and definitely wishing I was there!

  • Love Love Love the fountain!! The other shots are beautiful, too. Thanks for letting me tag along on your walk!

    • Jann

      Hi Debbie, so glad to have you join me around town. Wish it were real rather than virtual!

  • I love your pictures and your blogs.

  • Sam

    I like that startling dash of flourescent orange in the first photo. In fact, I think if one has to be startled, dawn is the best time to have it done.

  • I think this is my favorite set to date!

  • Sandee wheeler

    The sun on the fountain is beautiful!

  • Isn’t it lovely to be out and about before everyone else. I was up early in Siena once, before you had to pay to go into the duomo and I had it all to myself…magical.

  • Debra Roppolo

    Heaven, Jann. Thanks for taking me back. 🙂

  • During our week long tour (by car) of Sicily last October, we were bowled over by the abundance of Baroque architecture in Noto.

  • Judy Dwyer

    Hi…your pictures are beautiful. I would like to spend a few months in Sicily. I’m retired, and I have the time now to visit as a would
    Like. Are there places to rent for months at a time? I have always loved Sicily. I’m a complete novice about renting in
    Foreign countries, but I would like that to change.
    Would you have a suggestion where I start? I thank you for your time.
    Judy Dwyer

    • Jann

      Hi Judy–welcome to the blog! I would suggest visiting a few towns first, staying in a few B&Bs, and once you find a town you want to spend 2 months in, you can search for an apartment on the spot. If you need more help, contact me via my “contact” page.

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