There seems to be fruit and flowers every where you look in Sicily. Bougainvillea clings to almost every wall and pots filled with geraniums and petunias grace every balcony. Citrus trees are everywhere laden with delicious fruit and the fruit stalls on every street boast an abundance of cherries, strawberries, oranges and apricots. Heaven for a flower and fruit fancier like me.
On Sunday we did as many Romans do and took a walk along the Via Appia Antica.
It was a perfect spring afternoon to tread the ancient cobble stones surrounded by wild flowers (most probably weeds) and grasses in the warm and fragrant open air. A refreshing change from the manic chaos of the city. One of those special holiday days to remember.
Coming from late Autumn in Melbourne ( albeit a lovely balmy Autumn ) I was struck by the profusion of flowers tumbling from window boxes and climbing the ancient walls of Rome.
They are a joyous sight in this amazing city.