Western Sicily’s Salt Pans

The salt pans of Nubia, near Trapani along Sicily’s west coast are renowned by cooks throughout the world for the delicious sea salt Sicilians have harvested from here for centuries. The tuna fishing industry, which has existed here since Phoenician times (c. 800 BCE), prompted the development of the salt pans because salt is an…

Seek Great Heights In Palermo

Seek great heights on the roof walk of Palermo’s Cathedral. The climb up the belltower’s cylindrical, narrow staircase offers a whole new perspective on the city and the mishmash of architectural styles that make up this iconic temple that sits where different cultures and sects have practiced their religions for millennia. (Where we would have…

Tonight: Online Sicily Trivia

Sicilian-Style Trivia Challenge & Happy Hour Today! Friday, October 9 at 7pm (Eastern) Register Now: https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/512255/register. Join me with my friend Carla Gambescia for a fun evening that was created specially by La Dolce Vita University to celebrate La Bella Sicilia! Presented by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Here’s a warm-up: What is the architectural…

Dancing In Piazza Armerina

Waving a red scarf, this woman depicted in the Room of the Dance at the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina wears a decorative dress, elegant jewelry (note her bangles), and red shoes. She’s even sporting a cat eye makeup style! I like this woman! Archeologists think this 3rd/4th century C.E. mosaic was inspired…