Magenta. Blue with red. Opposites that mixed create something more beautiful. The first day we spent in Lamezia Terme in Southern Italy, I saw the inscription on the garage door, and the same afternoon the lady walking in purple coat with the bird poster on the wall next to her. My color trips always revolve around first impressions. They are not planned. I just wait for the place to hit me with something particular, like color.
We will remember Lamezia Terme as night walking through narrow streets of the city and picking oranges straight from the trees, windy beaches with no tourists and great aperol spritz in a local bar near our airbnb. Going to places like these not in high touristic season is the best way to feel its real uniqueness. Our next stops in Tropea and Scilla also proved that. These amazingly picturesque towns located on cliffs resemble more famous places like Positano, Amalfi or Cinque Terre, but are quiet and have this original Italian atmosphere, not destroyed by plastic stands and copies of Gucci bags.
Later on we went to Reggio di Calabria, the biggest city in this part of Italy and took a boat here to Sicily. Although we had different plans earlier on, we spontaneously decided to go to Sicily, just as we saw it from the banks of the sea. We found a charming location in Giardini Naxos. A room with a balcony and beautiful sea view, on the first floor, above the pasticcerria, where we had our breakfasts. Every morning, our host would make us most delicious coffee and gave us a basket full of his freshly baked croissants. Boy, these were the best simple breakfasts we had in our lives. Visiting Catania, we went to one of the best fish markets on the island and it was so rad. We always look for local markets everywhere we go, just to talk with the local people, buy cheap, gorgeous food and feel the real atmosphere of the location. Sicily is for sure a place we want to go back again for longer and shooting a wedding in Sicily would be our dream.