The Museo Etnografico Siciliano Pitrè is housed in this building that is adjacent to the Palazzina Cinese. The quasi-Chinese design was inspired by an end-of-the-18th-century bent for everything Chinese. This building and its courtyard were once the stables, servants’ quarters, and kitchens for the main mansion. #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism…

Door handle, Palermo. #nofilter #palermo #sicily #door #experiencesicily #sunlight #sicilia #sizilien #siciliabedda #italy #italia #italien #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #instapalermo #gf_italy #olddoor #porta #portavecchia #doornob

Pagnotta, or “vastidduni” in Sicilian, is a typical homemade bread. This one was made by my cousin Francesca. (It was delicious!) When I asked her how she learned to make it, she said, “I’ve always known!” Her recipe is simple: flour, oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and sometimes anchovies; the hard part is the kneading and…

Facade details of Cefalù’s beautiful Norman cathedral. #experiencesicily #cefalù #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #instapalermo #cathedral #cattedrale #design #architecture #architeturra #normanarchitecture #ig_cefalu #ig_palermo #nofilter #gf_italy  

19th century dress of a “woman of the people” from Palermo. #experiencesicily #costume #folkdress #abito #19thcentury #peasant #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #instapalermo #gf_italy

Door with letterbox, Castelbuono (PA). The letters “NS” rendered into the ironwork of the arch above the door are most likely the initials of the original owner of the house. #experiencesicily #castelbuono #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #instapalermo #gf_italy #door…

Sicilian donkeys are actually a special breed of donkey, better known as miniature donkeys. They originated in North Africa and were brought to Sicily centuries ago. Sicilians have a lot to thank donkeys for: they are, so to speak, work-horses. Throughout human history, domesticated donkeys have carried people and goods, pulled carts, and even propelled…

The Light of Life

The Norman cathedral at Cefalù is world-renowned for its elegant amalgamation of architectural styles and its Byzantine-style mosaic of Christ Pantocrator. Not to take anything away from those breathtaking features; however, a pleasant addition inaugurated in 1990 is the stained glass windows designed by Palermo artist Michele Canzoneri. The 72 abstract designs were inspired by…

A man with his donkey and cart in Piazza del Castello dei Ventimiglia, Castelbuono (PA). #castelbuono #piazza #donkey #siciliancart #carretto#palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #instapalermo #gf_italy #experiencesicily

Balcony of a villa in Porticello. #experiencesicily #porticello #palermo #porta #door #shutters #veneziane #balcony #balcone #window #finestra #architecture #architettura #sicily #sicilia #sizilien #siciliabedda #italy #italia #italien #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #instapalermo #gf_italy