May 11 2016 / Local Interest

FOR SALE – A Des Res in Rural Sicily

Maniace, Sicily

In the foothills of Mt. Etna, near Bronte, lies an English stately home. Curiously, it belonged to the family of one


May 26 2015 / Places

ALLIED LANDINGS IN SICILY MUSEUM

Catania, Sicily

Close to Catania’s railway sidings and the main station is an unused brick factory called ‘Le Ciminiere’ which has been


October 30 2014 / Places

The Windy Isles

Lipari, Sicily

Have you got some holiday leave left over? Because it is still summer here and now is the time to come


June 13 2014 / Local Interest

Palermo’s Belle Epoque

Palermo, Sicilia

Not many hotels inspire. In fact many of them are sad, grimy establishments. Not so the Grand Hotel et des Palmes. You only


April 29 2014 / Places

Gangi, il Borgo dei Borghi

Gangi, Sicily

Every year in Italy there is a competition between towns and villages to decide which one is the Borgo Più


February 28 2014 / Food & Wine

Pasta col Nero di Seppia

Cefalù, Sicily

As you know Italian cooking is regional and seasonal, so no polenta down here and probably not much pasta con


February 6 2014 / Local Interest

Castelbuono’s Equus Asinus

Castelbuono, Sicily

Many things don’t function properly here, as in quite a few other places in Italy. One of them is the


January 16 2014 / Local Interest

Could This Be The Elixir of Life?

Sant'Ambrogio, Sicily

If you are thinking of living to a ripe old age and want to know how to go about it,


December 5 2013 / Art & Archaeology

The Unknown Man

Cefalú, Sicily

The Museo Mandralisca in Cefalú, Sicily was founded by philanthropist Baron Enrico Piraino. In the late 1800s he decided to