Add Some Sicilian Spice To Your Day

One thing is for sure, when Annalisa and I get together, it’s spicy! Today, Thursday, 14 May at 2PM EDT/8PM in Italia I’ll be talking with Annalisa Pompeo of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experiences for “Sicilian Stories with Annalisa,” LIVE on Instagram. Join us from the header of your IG account! Click on @gosicily_cook_eat_explore or @experiencesicily…

Experience Sicily On The Italian American Podcast

For your listening pleasure… This week I am the special guest on the Italian American Podcast. We talk travel to Sicily and Italy, Coronavirus, Italian and Italian American culture, and cannoli. And we have a great time doing it! High energy fun! Listen at Let me know what you think!

The Ancient Art Of Basket Weaving In Sicily

Claudio Romano has a deep knowledge of medicinal herbs and wild plants, especially those from the Hyblaean Mountains of southeastern Sicily. Building on his passion for flora, Romano learned the art of basket weaving, a practice that has existed since humans sought containers to keep their foodstuffs and other products. Watching him work and learning…

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 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…