Get The Glimmer In Sicily

The glimmer in my eyes comes from Sicily! You can have it too when you travel with me this year. We’ve got two spots left on our July tour, and September and October tours are waiting for your registration. Contact me at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to get the glimmer too! Photo Credit: Chiara Musumeci Fotografia

Me and Vincenzo Bellini

Celebrity Selfie Alert! Well, sort of. While in Catania in January, I took the opportunity to take a photo with the composer Bellini at the (You guessed it.) Giardino Bellini. Catania and Sicily are very proud of their “son,” the opera composer, Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Bellini was born into a family of musicians in Catania…

Get Your Motor Runnin’ At The New York Times Travel Show This Weekend

Experience Sicily will be in New York City at the Javits Center this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27 for the New York Times Travel Show. Come visit Booth 462 to talk Sicily with us! Full details and be our guest with free passes at https://experiencesicily.com/ny-times-travel-show/ (Limited number left!). Dance the tarantella with me…

Cannoli Documentary Now Viewable On Amazon Prime

It’s out! Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to work with Fusion Box Films as they created “Cannoli, Traditions Around the Table,” a documentary about my favorite pastry and Italian-American heritage. Now you can watch it on Amazon Prime! The film recently won Best Documentary at the NYWIFT’s Film Festival. Congratulations to Andrea Cordaro…

She Took Me By The Tail

This morning, I prepare for departure from Palermo, where this photo of me was taken by Dominic Vine at Teatro Massimo. As always, leaving Sicily is not easy. I’ve criss-crossed the island about three times this month, touching each province and experiencing even more than I ever could have imagined. I’ve attempted to “take Sicily…