The end of September is when the olives for eating begin to be harvested. Pictured is a classic ladder made of olive tree wood under an olive tree. (Olives for olive oil are harvested in late October into November, depending on the climate and the fruit, of course!)
Gelato. What’s your favorite flavor or combination of flavors? And do you prefer cup, cone, or brioche? Order it up in the comments below!
Snow continues to cover the mountains, like San Calogero, pictured, over Termini Imerese. It’s put a damper on our plans today, to go southeast. Such weather is an anomaly in this semi-tropical climate, and the municipalities are not equipped to clean the roads of the ice and accumulation. We are all wrapped up, drinking hot…
My heart is heavy knowing about the loss of life because of the Milicia River spontaneously swelling in Casteldaccia, Sicily over the weekend due to torrential rains. When I heard the tragic news, I immediately thought of the Madonna of the Milicia, the sacred painting, pictured, that is venerated in Casteldaccia and Altavilla Milicia, coastal…
Because I’m too tired to do anything but look at the sea. Wish I were here…
What’s your favorite flavor? Because on this, a day scientists have cited as the most depressing day of the year, dreams of gelato in Sicily can cheer us all up. Here’s a selection available from one of my favorite spots: La Rotunda in Casteldaccia, Palermo Province.
Buongiorno from Sicily! Fabulous trips always start with a stop at La Rotonda in Casteldaccia… Where the sea greets you with delicious breezes. What a gift of a day! Stay tuned for more… Let’s experience Sicily together!
Torre Normanna al mare a Altavilla (Norman Tower on the sea at Altavilla)
Folk festivals are a highlight of summer, and this weekend, the 20th Folklore Festival of the city of Vita offers listeners and folk artists from around the world an opportunity to unite through music and dance. Sicilian groups like the one pictured, Gruppo Folk Soluntum, host groups from Georgia, Greece, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Honduras.
A fantastic day in Sicily starts with this.