Busiate Pasta Festival in Salemi, Sicily This Weekend

This weekend Sicily is bringing it home! It seems every town has a festival in anticipation of next week’s Ferragosto holiday. For example, the town of Salemi, pictured, will host the Sagra della Busiata, the pasta shape typical of Trapani Province. Throughout the historic center there will be kiosks of different preparations of the corkscrew…

Sicily’s Grand Canyon

When Vittorio, my Italian teacher, told me about Cave Grande, a nature preserve in southeastern Sicily with fresh water swimming holes only accessible by hiking, I immediately wanted to go. That was about four years ago. A couple of weeks ago, I was giddy when hiking with a friend, and a clearing revealed the spot…

Ancient Restaurant Discovered At Himera, Where We’ll Be Cooking

In yesterday’s La Repubblica Palermo newspaper, an article explained that at the site of the ancient Greek city of Himera, they have discovered the 6th Century B.C.E. remains of a caffetteria-style restaurant. Ovens, stoves, pots, pans, and plates have been excavated. I visited Himera and met the director of the site back in June with…

Find Your Roots In Sicily

Helping Americans with Sicilian heritage connect to Sicily while researching their roots is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do at Experience Sicily. It is not simply finding names of relatives in the town hall and obtaining official birth certificates. This of course is important; however, I also want you to feel…