Last year’s Infiorata in Noto (pictured) celebrated Chinese culture. This year’s flower carpet festival, which takes place this weekend, has the theme of Sicilians In America.
Did you know that figs are like flowers, and they open up and “bloom” when the conditions are just right? Here’s a look. It’s fig season right now, and if you are lucky enough to be in Sicily over the next month, you can pick the figs right off the trees, clean them, and eat…
After years of admiring it from afar, last night, my cousin Giulia and I experienced the Infiorata di Noto, the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily’s annual flower festival. In order to arrive, we sat in a traffic jam of coach busses and cars stuffed with families. I wondered if it was worth it, and asked…
Balcony, Messina historic center with Bougainvillea flowers
Bougainvillea flowers gracing a sun-soaked door in Sicily.
This weekend is the 38th annual Infiorata di Noto, or Noto Flower Festival. This year’s theme is “Sogni e colori del Principato di Monaco” or “Dreams and Colors of Monaco.” Over the last two days, along the Baroque town’s via Nicolaci, different art-school groups have been laying out their mosaic designs of flower petals and…
Here’s something to help you dream… Breathe in Sicily’s spring landscape near Calatafimi (the town where the archaeological site of Segesta is)
Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua!
Bougainvillea (or buganvilla) drapes over a balcony in Castellammare del Golfo
Happy Spring! The windmill in the background is the home of the Museum of Salt in Trapani, Sicily (and a trattoria!).