Live from Sicily! I just keep falling further in love with Sicily… Trapani Province woos me with its endless vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields. Sweeping mountain views and turquoise sea, busiate pasta and textured couscous, overstuffed cannoli, magnificent beauty, and excellent hospitality. What a heartwarming way to close this trip! Alla prossima!
Live from Sicily! During my drive yesterday, I stopped to take this photo of the countryside outside of Licodia Eubea, where I am hosting July’s small-group tour Life In A Remote Sicilian Town. Look at how beautiful spring is in Ragusa province! The flowers are blooming everywhere. The grasses are so green! The air is…
This weekend is the Pistachio Festival in Bronte, a town world renowned for its pistachio cultivation. The mineral-rich lava stone-soil on Mount Etna’s Western slopes, photographed from a pistachio farm I visited with a private, custom tour I led in May, offers fertile environs for the trees to grow.
The mountains of Sicily are majestic. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are made of tufa, some are made of limestone, some are made of marble, some have hearts of salt. The sea is alluring, but the mountains of Sicily are wise. In July 2019, we are hosting Life in a Remote Sicilian…
Happy New Year! Buon anno! I wish you and your loved ones peace, joy, and good health for 2018! Just as our lives are ever evolving from year to year, so with each eruption, changes Etna’s landscape. There is much to learn from observing this volcano in Sicily–she teaches us that nothing is permanent, 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)
View of the countryside at Planeta’s Ulmo vineyard with windmills (Sambuca di Sicilia)
The landscape of the volcano Etna at the Silvestri Craters.
When I met the music duo Fratelli Mancuso in Sutera, their hometown, they told me that when they were boys, they played on this hillside.
By now in the summer season, the sun has been beating down on Sicily’s landscape. The wheat has been harvested and the fields are brown.