Sicily & Malta
Last November (don’t you like how prompt I am with these posts?), I set off on an 11-day Mediterranean cruise with one of my college friends, T. Whenever T&I get together, there is never a shortage of laughter and adventure.
After meeting each other in Rome and spending a day there (T&I jetted to Rome together the year before, too – you can catch up on that adventure here), we took the train from Rome to the port at Civitavecchia and hopped on board. The first day we stopped in Sicily and took an excursion to see Mt. Etna. Besides being served the best cannoli ever, we were also able to walk around Mt. Etna’s volcanic ring and peer into a volcanic crater.
The following day we woke up in Malta. Yep, we basically woke up to this gorgeousness:
We were supposed to be able to take a tiny little boat inside that blue grotto and explore the caverns but the water was too choppy that day. We were insanely disappointed but we did get to visit the beautiful harbor of Marsa Xlook which had a fun market going on. Lots of fresh seafood, olive oils and salts … and a local specialty, prickly pear juice.
Later that day, before heading back on the ship, we decided to walk around the port city of Valetta. So glad we did. It was exquisite and for someone who likes to photograph doors and windows (hi, that’s me), it was a true paradise.
Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.