A view of Ragusa from Ragusa Ibla. During my times here, I’ve studied where the light falls with the sunrise and how the moon rises with the sunset. The Church of Santa Lucia soakes up the morning rays on the hillside. Its eastern exposure helps me imagine an ancient temple under its foundation. Regretfully, with…
From January to early May, Sicily’s hillsides and mountainsides are emerald green with waves of growing grain, fuschia with sweet Mediterranean clover (ask the sheep!), and golden with sinapis alba (white mustard) flowers. Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento Province
The countryside of Sant’Angelo Muxaro in Agrigento Province offers breathtaking panoramas that will sweep you away. Better still are the interactions with the villagers that will warm your heart. (Where we would have been today #stunningsicily)
The clover-covered countryside and town of Salemi with its castle at its center, Trapani Province, Sicily
The clouds will part, and the sun will come out. Enna province, the center of Sicily
Today, when I saw this shepherd with his sheep on the hillside as I drove across the middle of Sicily, I jumped out of the car hoping to record the splendid scene. It’s difficult to capture and communicate just how magnificent and green the island’s center is this time of year. Clouds, rain, and snow…
A Golden hillside. A sunny day. A shepherd and his sheep. Amunì! (Amunì means, “Let’s go!” in Sicilian.)
The “Late Sicilian Baroque” town of Scicli was rebuilt into the hillsides after the devastating 1693 earthquake.
The city of Modica is divided into two parts: Modica Alta and Modica Bassa (pictured here). Modica Bassa is a shorter hillside division than Modica Alta (i.e., a taller hillside). These opposite hills, once dotted with cave dwellings, are now seas of ivory-colored, Baroque buildings. Outfitted with pedestrian staircases and alleyways, Modica is not automobile-friendly….