Good Friday In Enna, Sicily

Live from Sicily! Yesterday, we went to the Good Friday procession in Enna, where 16 brotherhoods recognized the death of Christ with humility, covering their solemnity as to keep the focus on the commemoration. I know the costumes may trigger offensive thoughts for Americans. Please set this aside, for our association with hoods such as…

360 Degrees Of Etna

Live from Sicily! The villages of Etna hosted our curiosities today. We started the morning eating sheep’s milk ricotta warm out of the cauldron along with honey drizzled doughnuts. When we visited the town of Zafferano Etnea, we learned some local mythology and about what it’s like to live on Europe’s most active volcano. This…

Cry For Me Siracusa

Live from Sicily! We had a glorious weather in Siracusa today. Our clients were full of questions about ancient history as well as modern. One of the more fascinating modern stories about Siracusa is this church, or should I say, this upside down ice cream cone, pictured from this morning! It is the Santuario della…

One With Mamma Etna

Live from Sicily! Today we enjoyed a marvelous volcano experience on Etna. Our guides from Etna Moving are always fantastic. What a great family experience it is to go into a lava tube (pictured), where the footing is a challenge and it’s dark! We had to work together to ensure everyone’s safe return to the…

Springtime In Sicily

Live from Sicily! During my drive yesterday, I stopped to take this photo of the countryside outside of Licodia Eubea, where I am hosting July’s small-group tour Life In A Remote Sicilian Town. Look at how beautiful spring is in Ragusa province! The flowers are blooming everywhere. The grasses are so green! The air is…