There’s beauty when you take a walk on the wild side.
Need I say more?
Scala dei Turchi will take your breath away, especially early in the morning or during the off-season when she is all yours. When you see the hard-mud material, called marlstone or marl, pouring into the turquoise Mediterranean waters, the contrast of snow-like earth to gem-like sea is phenomenal.
This is Sicily.
From January to early May, Sicily’s hillsides and mountainsides are emerald green with waves of growing grain, fuschia with sweet Mediterranean clover (ask the sheep!), and golden with sinapis alba (white mustard) flowers. Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento Province
“It’s not what I expected. It’s kind of a revelation,” says Stanley Tucci while standing in the middle of Palermo’s historic center during the Sicily “Searching for Italy” episode. And this, sums up my thoughts about the show. He had no idea how amazing, in the truest sense of the word, Sicily is. Americans and…
Optimism is a sky-blue, antique Fiat 500 on a sunny day in Agrigento, Sicily.
Altars for San Giuseppe or Saint Joseph may be seen throughout Sicily. The patron saint of fathers, carpenters, and those who toil for their work, he is extremely important to Sicilians. Friday, March 19 is St. Joseph’s Day. Next Thursday, March 18 at 8PM Eastern and Friday, March 19 at 5PM Eastern, I will offer…
La rocca (the rock) of Caltabellota, lit by the sunset
The central southern coastline of Sicily offers a fascinating landscape punctuated by formations of white marlstone, La Scala dei Turchi being the most famous. Punta Bianca (pictured) is another such spot. Loved by locals, it is one of those secret places that takes one’s breath away. Its hard to reach location makes it even more…