Castle on the Sea on the Gulf

During this week of Ferragosto, many towns celebrate their patron saints, an act of devotion meant to thank them for the abundance received during the harvest season. Celebrations of the Virgin Mother are especially common. For example, in Castellammare del Golfo, pictured, this weekend they will celebrate Maria S.S. del Soccorso, which you can read…

Enchanting Sicily: One Spot Left!

We’ve got one spot left (for a single person or a couple) on for this September’s small-group, multi-sensory Enchanting Sicily tour, from Sept. 23-30 (with an optional Palermo Extension until Oct. 2). We’ll connect with locals, see UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and experience Sicily’s profound culture. Ask me about a $150/person discount if you register…

Flowing With The Go

Castellammare del Golfo is our host for our first stop on the “Allison’s Secret Sicily” tour…. Not an official tour! Just 5 of us traveling together and going with the flow and following our whims for discovering corners of Sicily new to me and visiting some of my top favorites. After a very intense few…

On the Tyrrhenian Sea

Feel the wind in your hair upon a boat on the Tyrrhenian Sea as you dance along the coast of the Lo Zingaro (The Gypsy) Nature Preserve … The sun could be shining on you on September 24 … Contact me at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily for the full small-group, 8-day, multi-sensory tour itinerary. 

Sicily Vacation 

Like an accountant during tax season, I have been a travel professional before the summer travel season: very busy! Today, though, among all of the planning and details that Evelina, Madeleine, Giulia and I are working on for our clients traveling in the next month, I took some time to schedule my own vacation in…

Take Me to the Pool 

Here’s a flashback to warmer weather–a dose of this is doing me some good today. Last May, I had the pleasure of swimming in this spectacular pool at the Sabbie D’Oro Residence in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. (Yes, that it me at the pool! Photo Credit: Estzer Vajda of EVAZmediaGroup.com). Owned by hostess with the…

A Happy Place

I wanted to post a photo that makes me smile, and Fiat 500s always make me smile, and so does any view of Castellammare del Golfo (Trapani Province, hence the TP on the license plate). Thank you for indulging me. I hope it makes you smile too.