Spring Travel In Sicily

Somewhere in Trapani Province… The spring is a beautiful time to visit Sicily. The fields are green and dotted with wild flowers. The weather is tranquil with a mix of crisp days in the 50s to warm days in the low 70s. And it’s not crowded! Sites and museums are open, and excursions and experiences…

Lindsay’s Inspector Montalbano Tour

“I highly recommend Experience Sicily for creating a wonderful tour of the film set locations of Camilleri’s internationally acclaimed fictional detective, Inspector Montalbano. The fulsome itinerary included viewing the interior of the ‘Vigata police station’ at Scicli, with the highlight of the day being a walk along Punta Secca beach outside Montalbano’s house. Damiano was…

Crispelle For San Martino

November 11 is La Festa di San Martino, Saint Martin’s Day. Each province in Sicily celebrates differently. In the town of Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa Province), citizens eat sweet and savory crispelle, like these made with fennel seeds, pictured, together with cooked wine. Importantly, the Feast of San Martino marks when wine makers taste the novello,…

Cannoli With Me

Last weekend was wall to wall cannoli! Saturday I spent the afternoon making cannoli for a private cannoli making class at the Parker family’s home in New Jersey. It was absolutely wonderful! We all had so much fun getting our hands in the dough and our faces filled with sweet ricotta cream! Sunday, I hosted…

A Blue Flag Beach In Sicily

Marina Beach at Castel di Tusa on Sicily’s north coast is a Blue Flag beach, a public swimming spot recognized for its environmental protection and sustainability programs. The nearby Hotel Atelier sul Mare is an outstanding contemporary art museum-hotel. Each room is a one-of-a-kind work of art.