Primavera in Fiore – Spring in Flower

Spring is my favourite season and in Sicily it doesn’t disappoint. Probably one of the best times to visit archaeological sites and go hiking as temperatures are in the 20s and there is an abundance of wild flowers, everywhere! Never have I seen so many, although you could say this can also be a slight problem as I have seen (and felt) thistles as tall as, even taller than, I am and some paths are completely overgrown. Yet to see and smell the giant blooms of Ginestra (Broom) as you climb up through the lower slopes of Mt Etna and to see the land so green before it turns brown due to the scorching summer sun is something else.

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