Not only am I lucky to have lovely friends, I am lucky to have lovely friends that generously share their beautiful summer homes. This one is located half way between Catania and Siracusa along the beautiful Baia del Riccio (Sea Urchin Bay). The house is on the edge of a cliff. And yes, seeing my little one up against the bars like that gives me vertigo and makes my heart skip a beat, but I like the drama of the little guy against all that blue. Looking straight down from that position is the view you see on top, while turning your head towards Catania will give you the view on the bottom. On a clear day Etna is spectacular and I heard they had great views of the eruptions at night, too. The days we spent here between the terrace with a view and down in the water below will remain with me for a long time for the simple joys of friendship and summer fun.