The shortcut to Palermo through Caccamo offers adventuresome drivers lots of curves and beautiful vistas.
A Slice Of Heaven In Sicily
Artichokes are currently growing in Sicily for the first of two annual seasons (One season is in the spring, the other species is harvested in the fall.). I took this photo while driving through Sicily last January… I can’t really say where I was exactly, but I stopped the car in the middle of the…
A Day In The Mountains | Stirring Sicily, Day 6
Live from Sicily! Stirring Sicily, Day 6: A Day in the Mountains..Breathtaking views over Caccamo and Termini Imerese, a farm visit (tasting fresh ricotta out of the cauldron and tomatoes off the vine!), grilling up the freshest sausage you’ll ever taste (we watched (and helped!) the butcher make it, we bought it, we grilled it!),…
We Are All Connected
We are all connected. As a New Yorker who was living and working in Manhattan on September 11, 2001, today, I remember. I don’t like to talk much about it. But what I do like to recall are the days and weeks afterwards, when people were so kind to each other. We understood that we…
Exhale With Your Family This July in Sicily
Take a deep breath and slowly exhale… That’s what I want to do when I see this countryside outside of Licodia Eubea, Sicily, where Experience Sicily is hosting an immersive, family-friendly 10-day travel experience in July. I, Allison Scola, will be your tour leader, and I’ll take care of all of the details so you…
In Sicily, in the past, Donkeys were employed to do much hard labor for humans. They are hard workers! We learned in September, when we visited Etna Donkey Trekking, how gentle and friendly they can be too.
Farm on Etna
Farm on the north side of Mount Etna.
Wow, Do I Say, Tomato!
When we came upon this, it took my breath away. Earlier this month, when we visited the farm of sculptor Lorenzo Reina in the mountains of Sicily, they were drying their bounty of tomatoes in the sun, preserving them for use for the rest of the year.
A Shack in the Sicilian Countryside
In Sicily, farmers traditionally didn’t live “on the farm.” They lived in town (For centuries when bandits were a serious daily menace, it was much safer.), and each day, they traveled to “the country” to tend their gardens and livestock (In many places today, they still do.). Still, when “in campagna,” storage shacks offered shelter…