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…
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.
The Pantalica nature reserve in southeastern Sicily protects a white canyon of limestone that has been cut over centuries by the the Anapo and Calcinara rivers. Featuring lush, green vegetation, waterfalls, fresh water pools, and the river bed, it is recognized as a UNESCO site because of the approximately 5,000 tombs dating back as far…
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….
The ancient tuna fishery at Scopello, Trapani Province, Sicily NB This is privately owned, yet you can pay to enter the Tonnara di Scopello to swim right off of the pier at the bottom of the hill. It’s paradise. Bring a towel, water, snacks, and sun screen and spend the day. They provide chairs and…
Isola Bella (which means Beautiful Island) and its nature reserve off of Taormina, Sicily’s Ionian Sea coast
The dreamy view from “my office” (i.e. the terrace of the apartment we rented) last June in Porticello, Borgo di Santa Nicolicchia.
Sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea from Bagheria with Palermo and Mount Pellegrino in the distance
The marl stone cliffs of Sicily’s south coast, Scala dei Turchi, west of Agrigento