March 19 2009 / Events

Festa di San Giuseppe

Marina di Ragusa

After Mass, on today’s Festa di San Giuseppe, a marching band leads the faithful through the town stopping at homes


March 12 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Greeks in Sicily

Sicily

A tour in Sicily is a lesson in Greek history. We are told there are almost as many Greek ruins


March 9 2009 / Food & Wine

La Vucciria

Palermo

Exploring the side streets and food markets in Italy is one way to get a feel for Italian daily life.


December 9 2008 / Places

Salina: Aeolian Gem

Salina

Salina, one of the seven volcanic Aeolian islands off the north coast of Sicily, may be familiar to film buffs


July 30 2008 / Local Interest

Le Saline of Trapani

Trapani

The Saline (salt farms or beds) of Trapani are it’s reason for being . . hints in legends suggest that


June 4 2008 / Places

The Ruins of Ancient Tindari

Tindari, Sicily

Tindari, ancient Tyndaris, is 60 km from Messina and sits above the Tyrrhenian Sea over the Gulf of Patti and


May 28 2008 / Art & Archaeology

The Fountain of Shame

Palermo

As you’re wandering around the heart of Palermo, arancino in hand perhaps, or between granita breaks, you will stumble upon


May 23 2008 / Local Interest

The Taormina Approach

Taormina

Have you noticed how relaxed and happy the Taorminesi seem to be? Something in the water, the air? Could it


April 17 2008 / Art & Archaeology

Messina’s Unique Bell Tower

Messina

Someone obviously pushed for something with bit more punch than the standard dlin dlon (yes, in Italian bells make this