There’s beauty when you take a walk on the wild side.
Category: Nature, Seasons
52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #31. Extraordinary Natural Beauty
Scala dei Turchi will take your breath away, especially early in the morning or during the off-season when she is all yours. When you see the hard-mud material, called marlstone or marl, pouring into the turquoise Mediterranean waters, the contrast of snow-like earth to gem-like sea is phenomenal.
52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #7. Etna Shows Her Power
Reaching 11,000 feet above sea level into the sky, its four active craters also give us spectacular lava shows (from a distance) that illustrate Mamma Etna’s potency. Etna’s expansive majesty is awe-inspiring for its beauty and its power. Don’t be afraid. She is a somewhat predictable volcano, and walking on her extinct craters and exploring…
52 Reasons To Love Sicily | #1. Green Hillsides
From January to early May, Sicily’s hillsides and mountainsides are emerald green with waves of growing grain, fuschia with sweet Mediterranean clover (ask the sheep!), and golden with sinapis alba (white mustard) flowers. Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento Province
Glorious Springtime View, Southeastern Sicily
A hidden corner of eastern Sicily in springtime View from Castelluccio, Noto, Sicily
It’s All About The View
Springtime in western Sicily
Learn What Makes A Good EVOO This Friday Online
What makes an outstanding #evoo (extra virgin olive oil)? This Friday, March 26 at 5PM Eastern, join me, Allison Scola of Experience Sicily with Giò Buonanno of Azienda Brancati for an online, synchronous olive oil tasting and discussion. You’ll learn what makes an excellent olive oil, how olives are cultivated, how olives are pressed into…
Foraging For Wild Fennel In Sicily
‘Tis the season for foraging wild fennel in Sicily. Not to be confused with the bulb fennel we have in our supermarkets in the United States, wild fennel is mostly fronds (the fern-like leaves), and it contains the best flavor when it is young. One finds wild fennel in the mountains and countryside. A keen…
Curves And Vistas In Sicily
The shortcut to Palermo through Caccamo offers adventuresome drivers lots of curves and beautiful vistas.
Leave The World Behind At Punta Bianca
The central southern coastline of Sicily offers a fascinating landscape punctuated by formations of white marlstone, La Scala dei Turchi being the most famous. Punta Bianca (pictured) is another such spot. Loved by locals, it is one of those secret places that takes one’s breath away. Its hard to reach location makes it even more…