Later that afternoon we travelled to the little town of Erice. Our first stop was an amazing lunch hosted by Maria Grammatico, the famous Sicilian pastry chef.
After lunch, we learned about the delicious pastries passed down by the nuns of Erice. We even learned how to make almond cookies and cannolis from Maria Grammatico herself!
After Maria showed us how to make the pastries, we all got a turn!
One of the types of cookie we made, when translated from Italian, was called “the nun’s boobies.”
After all our hard work we got to enjoy the tasty treats and some Marsala wine.
Visiting the Town
After the huge lunch and plethora of pastries, we needed some necessary free time to walk around the hillside town of Erice. The town was unique due to its narrow streets and tiny shops filled with gifts and trinkets.
Traveling to Trapani
Following our eventful third day, we traveled down the hillside via gondala to the city of Trapani .