52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #44. Explore It on Foot or by Bicycle

Spring is a beautiful time to take in the Iblean Mountains’ wildflowers up close. Summer in the Egadi Islands invites another kind of magic — the reward of hidden swimming spots. Fall serves up encounters with Sicilians engaged in the grape and olive harvests throughout the region, while winter months, which are mild, provide access…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #35. Amazing Architecture

What exactly is it? Built in 1905, Stand Florio was constructed for the industrious Florio family as a daytime seaside resort for their friends and associates – – members of Palermo’s nouveau riche elite. On its grounds they played soccer/football and water sports and socialized. The complex was designed by Palermo architect Ernesto Basile, who…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #34. Rock A Kasbah

So, even while in Sicily, you can get lost within such a labyrinth and find hidden family-run restaurants and happen upon families communicating through open windows and curtain-ed doorways. There’s also some pretty neat street art and ceramic tiles adorning the seeming fortification. Consider visiting Mazara del Vallo as “an adventure within an adventure.” And…