On our first day we explored the town of Catania. The highlight was the lively (and pungent!) fish market, where Becca got fresh mussels to prepare for dinner that night. I loved the melodic calls of the vendors, trying to out-shout each other and garner the most attention for their daily specials.
|Fish market in Catania|
|Mussels caught fresh that morning, and eaten for dinner that night!|
From Becca and Elliott's kitchen -- nestled under a castle in the hilltop town of Motta -- we could see Mt Etna, lazily puffing a haze of volcanic ash into the blue sky. Below us were lemon and orange trees, olive groves, the sound of many birds. And there was so much sunlight.
|Mt Etna seen from Motta|