White Spring Flowers In Sicily

In the United States, we call this perennial herb Summer Asphodel. In Sicily, where during these months of February and March it grows seemingly on every hillside making many hungry sheep happy, it is called Asfodelo Mediterraneo. The snow-white flowers with a thin red-brown ribbon down their centers were associated with Persephone and the Underworld…

The White Cliffs Of Sicily

White and pristine, these seaside cliffs are coveted by Sicilians, and are a priceless gift from Madre Terra (Mother Nature). La Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks, is a natural phenomenon of hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt, called marl…