January 22 2014 / Places

Bustling Catania Fish Market

Catania, Sicily

Located at the tip of Italy’s ‘boot’ and surrounded by the Mediterranean and Ionian Seas, Catania is a wide-spread city

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

March 26 2013 / Places

The Bird Hotel

Vendicari, Sicilia

When cold winters in northern Europe send the hoards flocking southwards, many make a stopover at the Bird Hotel. Vendicari,

March 5 2013 / Events

Horses in Bloom

Scicli, Sicily

The festa di San Giuseppe is one of the most colorful in Sicily.  Many towns celebrate with fanciful breads and

March 5 2013 /

Splendors of Sicily Walking Tour

Eastern & western Sicily

Check out the Day-by-Day Itinerary of Splendors of Sicily, an award winning walking tour in Sicily.  Featured by the National

January 24 2013 / Local Interest

Muretti a Secco

il Ragusano, Sicily

Thanks to their grueling work and an innate sense of artistry, farming peasants created the most striking feature of the

January 8 2013 / Events

Eyes on the Festa of Santa Lucia

Siracusa, Sicily

Carrying eyes around on a plate is not an everyday occurrence, but it happens twice a year in Syracuse, Sicily

December 19 2012 / Food & Wine

Torrone Heaven

Giarratana, Sicilia

While some people get stressed shopping for Christmas gifts, others prefer to go to torrone heaven. Tucked away in the

November 30 2012 / Food & Wine

Wild Things

nel Ragusano, Sicily

A few weeks after the first autumn rains have fallen on Sicily’s sun-parched fields, the season of wild things begins.

September 11 2012 / Art & Archaeology

The Dancing Satyr

Mazara del Vallo, Sicily

In the port town of Mazara del Vallo, on Sicily’s west coast, you will find a small museum with a

July 25 2012 / Food & Wine

Granita: Sicilian Thirst-Quencher


Arab influences are strong in Sicily, from the architecture to the sweets, from the underground Arab aqueducts of Palermo to

March 16 2012 / Food & Wine



Bell peppers are no longer in the garden but in our freezer. We were recently snowed in and no salad

March 7 2012 / Food & Wine

Arance Rosse


Nothing can chase away the winter blues better than a dose of Sicily’s arance rosse, the “red oranges” commonly known as blood

January 27 2012 / Places

Le Neviere of Monte Lauro

Monte Lauro, Buccheri, Sicilia

Sicily often conjures up images of beaches and suntans, but once had a great reputation for ice. Gathering snow and

December 13 2011 / Places

Towers that Aren’t

Modica, Sicilia

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a torre (tower) should be tall. Traveling around on the delightful back roads north

July 12 2010 / Local Interest

The Tenduso

Pantelleria, Sicily

Climate, history, and economic change have given birth to a new architectural form on the island of Pantelleria, off the

June 11 2010 / Food & Wine

Pasticceria Maria Grammatico

Erice, Sicily

Not far from Trapani (Sicily) a lovely, winding road meanders up a mountain that overlooks the sea, and at the

September 24 2009 / Places

The Mighty Giant

Etna, Sicily

On the north east coast of Sicily, Etna’s presence is ubiquitous. A black smoking giant, the locals believe it alive,

June 22 2009 / Local Interest

If It Ain’t Broke…


“Independent home, made with local, non-toxic, materials only. Passive solar, automatically temperature controlled for optimal comfort in both hot summers

June 4 2009 / Places



Called Bent el Riah in Arabic, (Daughter of the Wind), this wild spot in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea

May 29 2009 / Events

Festa San Giorgio

Ragusa Ibla

Ragusa and Ragusa Ibla are two halves of the same city, with Ragusa Superiore the “modern” part and Ragusa Ibla,

May 19 2009 / Local Interest

A Sicilian Renaissance


Salemi is a small village in western Sicily that is hardly known to Italians, let alone people around the world.

April 10 2009 / Events

Good Friday


On Good Friday the men and boys of each confraternita (charitable religious brotherhood) depart from their particular church wearing different