The Ancient Art Of Basket Weaving In Sicily

Claudio Romano has a deep knowledge of medicinal herbs and wild plants, especially those from the Hyblaean Mountains of southeastern Sicily. Building on his passion for flora, Romano learned the art of basket weaving, a practice that has existed since humans sought containers to keep their foodstuffs and other products. Watching him work and learning…

Feel Like Royalty In Sicily

Castles exist all over Sicily. And on our final day of Experience Sicily’s October 2020 Sicily tour, you’ll have time to ascend the stairs of this one at Castellammare del Golfo after we’ll have taken a boat excursion on the magnificent Tyrrhenian Sea. Inside is an outstanding ethnographic museum. When you cross what once was…

The Cloisters Of Monreale

Norman King William II, “The Good” (1153-1189), commissioned Monreale Cathedral in the late 12th century. The cloisters were built in the Arab Norman style in the early 13th century by Venetian artisans. Today, the cathedral is part of the UNESCO site that features nine Arab Norman monuments. Its cloister boasts 128 columns, all possessing different…

Say Yes To Sicily In 2020

Whenever I’m in Siracusa, I make a point to stop by the Antico Mercato in Ortigia to say hello to Angelo. Perhaps my roots as the great-granddaughter of fishermen from Porticello make me feel right at home in amongst the swordfish. TIP: Life is slower in Sicily, so when you are visiting friends and family…

Enjoy Sicily’s Mountain Views

Let’s sit and enjoy the view! During our October 2020 Stunning Sicily tour, you’ll have an opportunity to go off the beaten path and into the mountains of Sicily, where you’ll comune with nature and the locals (both people and sheep!). After time in Taormina and Siracusa, you’ll enjoy discovering this hidden corner of Sicily….