If These Boats Could Talk

Boats at Aspra, the fishing village of Bagheria In Aspra, there is a museum focused on anchovy fishing and all things anchovy: Museo dell’Acciuga di Aspra. Although I haven’t yet been, since this type of fishing was done by my family (in these waters) for centuries, while in Sicily the next few weeks, I hope…

My Roots Research In Sicily

What do you think? Is there a likeness? I often help our Experience Sicily clients conduct heritage research in Sicily. When I’m with them (which I love!), or we connect them with locals to assist at the municipal offices of vital records (Anagrafe). Well, this week, I turned the tables on myself. I’ve been staying…

Noticing Beauty In Ortigia

Live from Sicily! My morning walk was full of treasures. I’ve been to Siracusa many times. Yet, each time, I allow myself to see it with fresh eyes. Here’s a reminder… When traveling, allow yourself to wander and to notice. The rewards of discovering simple acts of beauty will bring you joy. Don’t rush. Leave…

Join Us For Fun In The Sun And In The Kitchen This September in Sicily

We’re doing research today for our boat excursion (with Escursioni Team Shark Lanzafame) for September’s Stirring Sicily food and wine tour! Here’s an account of the beautiful coastline of Capo Zafferano. Meanwhile, I have to say the snorkeling at Le Formiche, an undersea mountain range that is a coral reef of sorts, was magnificent! I…

Serenade in Sicily

Last night our musician friends Ettore and Alfredo invited us to witness a pre-wedding serenade they were asked to perform. 100 friends and family came to listen and surprise the bride-to-be. Not the traditional intimate moment that has existed for centuries, but still, a wonderful night to be part of! Of course, the ballad “Nicuzza”…