The American Volpes in Sicily!

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One of the highlights of our trip has been planning to host Frank’s son and family in Sicily – three generations of Volpes!

John, Valerie, Cecelia (age 10), and Samantha (age 7) arrived on Tuesday after a long night of flying from America. We had our same driver who has taken us all over, Salvatore, pick them up (since we don’t have a car here). When they arrived, the girls popped out with matching suitcases, cute haircuts, and just seemed at ease right away on the streets of Taormina – telling everyone they meet, “Ciao!”


For our first meal all together, we went to one of our favorite pizzerias, which is a little fancy and happens to have a fabulous view of the sea. They loved their first real Italian pizza.

Intro to Wunderbar

We ended the evening at our favorite place, Wunderbar, where Frank and I go almost every night. They have live music, and the singer even came over and sat at our table for awhile – as I said, we have become regulars here.

Mom and Dad danced and then went for a walk, so Frank and I ordered the girls tried their first granite (Italian ice) with whipped cream. CeCe liked hers a lot. Sam liked hers ok and declared that next time she might just get whipped cream.

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Wunderbar is located on one of the most famous piazzas in Italy – with a distinctive checkerboard pattern overlooking the sea. The girls wanted to dance, so Frank and I sat at Wunderbar with our after dinner drinks, while we kept an eye on two girls twirling around and soaking up Sicilian life.

We are spending a few days in Taormina together and then head south to Canicatti to visit all of the Sicilian family. I’m sure we will have many avventuras (adventures). So stay tuned!

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