Bringing home a unique handcrafted piece of pottery for yourself or your loved ones is a fantastic souvenir. Sicily has many centers of ceramics, perhaps the most famous are Caltagirone, Santo Stefano di Camastra, and Sciacca. Burgio, where I photographed this image, is also well-known for its earthenware. For an off-the-beaten path stop, it’s a great place to visit, meet an artisan, see the pieces being made up close, and purchase a memorable keepsake.
Going to this hidden corner also gives your piece a history all its own.