Scala dei Turchi (aka the Stairs of the Turks) was named after a local legend that recounts when Turkish, AKA Saracen, pirates scaled the white cliffs that pour like stairs into the Africa-facing sea.
The sunrise over Castellammare del Golfo welcomes a new day. Raise your awareness! This Thursday at 5:30pm EDT, join us online for Nourish Your Soul-stice a Sicily-inspired yoga practice and discussion about the maternal goddess Demeter. Certified yoga instructor Clio Mallin will lead a 20-minute gentle chair/standing practice that will connect you to the abundance…
The ancient tonnara (tuna fishery and cannery) at Scopello is now a swimming spot. Dream now, travel later. The Latest About Italy Travel From Experience Sicily By Allison Scola The European Union is easing its travel restrictions for foreign nationals as of July 1. But not so fast—that does not yet mean that American citizens…
Ancient Greek legend says that the port of Trapani on Sicily’s coastline at the foot of Mount Eryx, is the scythe of Demeter, her principal harvest tool, which she left behind when she hastened to look for her wailing daughter Persephone. This view from Erice includes the Egadi Islands in the background.
Dream now, travel later. We’ll be back swimming at Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve as soon as we can! Our skipper Mario is expecting us.
The lighthouse at Capo Zafferano, Santa Flavia, Sicily was built in 1884. After years of vandalism and neglect, it is being restored. It lights the way along the rugged Tyrrhenian Sea coast for the fisherman of Porticello and Aspra.
Lookout tower, Santa Maria La Scala on the Ionian Sea
From the natural oasis of Monte Catalfano above Bagheria and Santa Flavia (Palermo Province, Sicily) you can see the coast of Mongerbino, Le Piscine (“the pools,” where I love to swim at sunset), and the rugged landscape of Capo Zafferano, which from this angle above the Tyrrhenian Sea, may not be recognizable to even Palermitani….
Sunset over the Egadi Islands from Trapani, Sicily
Isola Bella (which means Beautiful Island) and its nature reserve off of Taormina, Sicily’s Ionian Sea coast