The Mediterranean Sea is so blue. Synonyms for blue include: azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, sapphire, teal, turquoise, ultramarine. All of these apply.
On our way to the nature reserve, we pulled off at a beach in Castellammare del Golfo. The beach was deserted, so we had pristine views of the water.
The Zingaro was Sicily’s first nature reserve. We hiked at a leisurely pace for about two hours. The wildflowers were blooming and the air was perfumed with their scent and the fresh sea air. We walked down to a small cove with a rocky beach, but we were so focused on the beauty (and resting) that we forgot to take pictures.
We took many pictures of these guys, who I believe are Sicilian wall lizards:
The tranquility of this nature reserve is priceless. A great contrast to the energy and insanity of Palermo. If you visit Sicily, I highly recommend stopping at Zingaro.