Erice, Sicily, Italy

10:07:00 AM

It's a long time coming, but I finally put together some photos from our trip to Erice, Sicily, Italy!

Joe and I traveled there for one week and stayed at an Airbnb in the city of Erice. I was going for a work trip and hubby was able to get the time off and come with. I'm pretty sure if he hadn't come with, I would still be lost somewhere in the city, wandering the streets lost. Thanks for all your help, Hunny!

Erice is an extremely beautiful city with cobble stone streets and a fortress atop it. I highly recommend going for a getaway if you can. The locals were very kind to us despite our lack of Italian (we are definitely learning more before we go again). The little shops were outstanding and there was fresh produce to be had. I ate my weight in fresh salami that can only be found in Sicily. Since my husband isn't Celiac, he was able to enjoy a bit more local cuisine than I was. I think at one point he ate  3 cannoli in one day, the lucky duck!

Sicily is the friendliest place in the world for those of us with Celiac.
There are downloadable cards online that are written in Italian that full explain the disease and precautions needed to eat at the restaurants. Almost every restaurant we visited was familiar with the disease and were extremely accommodating. For example, there is a small bakery called Il Tortellino in the city below Erice called Trapani. We took a cable car with the most incredible view down to the city and found bliss in that little bakery. One of the bakery employees that spoke some English was able to communicate with us that they could make me an entirely gluten free lasagna from scratch if I wanted to pick it up the next day... UM, HELL YES. So, we went down again the next morning and picked up the lasagna and ohhhh myyyy goooosh was it the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. 

I will say as a side note that if you decide to have something made in a bakery in Italy, I urge you to pick up as soon as the bakery opens. If you wait until it's busy in the bakery, it greatly increases the chances that you will suffer cross contamination. Keep that in mind if you are a Celiac traveling through and want the best grub.

If you all have any questions or comments, please leave them for me! I'd be so happy to hear from you. That's all this preggo has energy to type at the moment, but I can always write more later for those who are curious.

I hope you all have a very happy holiday!

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