The country that inspired Gino Paoli
Think of a song that reminds you of summer. Done? If you have started singing Sapore di Sale (Taste of Salt), the famous song written byGino Paoli, it is because you too cannot resist the call of the sea, Sicily and Borgo San Gregorio, the fishing village that inspired the Italian singer-songwriter when he wrote the song.
Borgo San Gregorio is located in Capo d 'Orlando, in the province of Messina, and owes its name to Pope Gregory the Great. The town is made up of simple and beautiful fishermen's cottages, so striking that they are often the object of attention by artists and painters.
To reach Borgo San Gregorio, start from the centre of Capo d 'Orlando and travel along the sea coast towards Messina. Along the entire stretch, all the way to the village, you'll encounter reefs of the most varied shapes, where marine flora and fauna have found shelter, while the seabed always remains crystal clear.