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 | #27. Island Hopping
Sicily in ancient times was Magna Grecia (Greater Greece), and today at first glance, you might have thought this photo was Greece, but in fact, it’s Levanzo, an island off of western Sicily. Yes, it’s this gorgeous, and so are the other Egadi Islands (Marettimo and Favignana), the Eolian Islands (There are seven of them!),…
52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #23. Beaches and Swimming
There are more than 150 beaches to explore in Sicily… This just scratches the surface. I haven’t even mentioned the islands of Favignana, Lampedusa, Ustica, and Linosa, for example, which offer even more enchantment and wild beauty.
Bagheria’s Cove Of The Heart
In Sicily, you’ll come upon guerrilla art often, like this heart placed at Bagheria’s Tre Piscine (the three pools), now with the secondary name Cala del Cuore (Cove of the Heart). It’s one of my most favorite places in the world. Rugged and hard to get to if you’re not prepared for it, it’s a…
Sailing In Sicily
Even a cloudy day in Castellammare del Golfo is a beautiful day. There are many options for boat excursions in Sicily.
Share With Me Your Sicily Travel Dreams
Share with me your Sicily dreams. Today is Small Business Saturday, and according to the emails I’ve received from other tourism companies, I’m supposed to be selling. I’m supposed to be offering deals on upcoming Experience Sicily tours and illustrating to you the benefits of why I should be your trip curator. But I don’t…
The Beginnings Of Etna In Aci Trezza
Gli Scogli dei Ciclopi, the Rocks of the Cyclops, are basalt (volcanic) rocks that protrude from the sea at Aci Trezza, a fishing community on Sicily’s east coast, north of Catania. Local legend says that these are boulders from Mt. Etna, thrown here, into the sea, at Homer’s hero, Odysseus, after he and his men…
Blue Skies At Sicily’s White Cliffs
Blue skies, nothing but blue skies…at la Scala dei Turchi. La Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks, are made of a hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt, called marl or marlstone. A popular swimming spot, La Scala dei Turchi, in…
A Hidden Corner Of Castellammare Del Golfo, Sicily
I am always seeking the hidden corners to share them with you. (Where we would have been today #stunningsicily)
Vendicari Nature Reserve’s Fields Of Gold
Vendicari Nature Reserve was founded in 1984 to encourage birds and plant species to thrive on its approximately 3300 acres. The sanctuary, which is on the coast of southeastern Sicily, has had a constant presence of around 241 different species of birds and hundreds of different species of plants that are found throughout its saltwater…