Part 1 Sicily:
Yes we go all the way to Italy and photograph doors and windows, but no one does doors and windows quite like the Italians:
Three things stand out from the trip: Lemons, Gelati and Bougainvillea
is a lemon liqueur produced mainly in southern Italy. It is made from lemon rind, alcohol, water and sugar, but no actual lemon juice.
15 lemons (choose thick-skinned lemons that are easier to zest)
2 bottles (750ml) 100 proof vodka
4 cups suagr
5 cups water
• Wash the lemons and carefully zest making sure not to get the white part underneath the rind as its too bitter and will spoil the lemoncello
• In a large glass jar add one bottle of vodka and add the lemon zest, cover and let it sit at room temperature for up to 40 days in a cool dark place
• In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water, cook until thickened 5-7mins. Let it cool and add to limoncello mixture. Add the additional vodka and rest for another 40 days.
• Strain and bottle, discarding the lemon zest. Keep in the freezer until ready to
Located on a terrace of Monte Taurowith view to Mt Etna, Taormina is full of antique and craft shops, delis and designer boutiques.
The cathedral in Syracuse was originally a Greek temple. Inside you can see the huge 5th century BC Doric columns.
The Valley of the Temples is the ancient Greek city of Akragas.