Siracusa’s Myth of Aretusa

In May, during our tour Myths & Mysteries of Sicily: As Above/So Below, we’ll be staying right near this stunning Fontana di Diana in Ortigia, Siracusa that tells the story of the Nereid-water nymph Aretusa and her protector, the goddess Artemis/Diana. One day while hunting in the forest in Greece, Aretusa decided to take a…

The Power Of The Pomegranate

Pomegranates (melograni in Italian) are in season. Scholars believe that the fruit was brought to Sicily by both the Phoenicians and the Greeks, not only for food, but also for religious reasons. Pomegranate seeds represent fertility, prosperity, abundance, and generosity. And because of the Persephone myth–when the maiden daughter of the goddess Demeter eats the…

Ancestry Research In Sicily

Today in Nicosia, Sicily our clients, the D’Alfonso family, met relatives they never knew they had. We at Experience Sicily did the documents research in advance, identified a local insider to help make introductions, and the rest is tears, smiles, and personal connection so deep, it’s like the roots of a 75-foot-tall tree! Distant cousins…

Discover Yourself Through Sicily’s Hidden Corners In May 2020

This hidden corner is in Agrigento Province, Sicily. We’ll discover this one and other off-the-beaten path scenes during May 2020’s Experience Sicily Myths & Mysteries of Sicily:As Above/So Below, co-hosted by Tony Allicino. You will connect to Sicily in a profound, personal way through exploring its magnificent UNESCO sites and ancient culture in concert with…

Bring Heat To Your 2020 With A Trip To Sicily

Bring heat to your 2020 with a trip to Sicily! I’m thrilled to announce our Experience Sicily 2020 small-group, multisensory tours. May, June, July, and September… all of the details are at https://experiencesicily.com/2020-tours-of-sicily/. The joy we’ll create together will warm your soul for years to come. Amuni’! Let’s experience Sicily together! (Photo Credit: Chiara Musumeci…

Dinner In Marzamemi

Dinner in Marzamemi (especially during a weeknight when there are fewer people in the village) is enchanting. Last week, I had a fantastic evening with my friends Jodi, Curtis, and Pam, laughing as the moon rose over our outdoor table. The late September temperature was perfect!