A Sicilian Keepsake

We had friends over for dinner this evening, and I pulled out these linen place mats I purchased in Taormina in 2003. Every time I see the craftsmanship of items like this, it takes my breath away. I just think of the woman who designed and spent hours to make them… carefully cutting each piece…

Citrus Next to Me

This is the first time I’ve been in Sicily in February, and I must say, it is a treat because it’s citrus season! The weather has been spring-like (which isn’t normal for January my cousin, Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta, told me today). Sicily is a semi-tropical climate, and here in Palermo, the northern part of…

Vinegar and Oil

“Aceto e Olio” (vinegar and oil) ceramic containers are found on most Sicilian tables. Designs featuring lemons–one of the island’s principal crops–pervade home kitchens. Anna Boria, from Caltagirone, the city of ceramics, is the artist of this rendition of the lemon Aceto e Olio service set.

Different interpretations of lemons can be found painted on ceramics throughout Sicily. These are by artist Mirella Pipia. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #bagheria #ceramics #ceramica #limone #lemons #mirellapipia

Santa Stefano di Camastra is a hill town along Sicily’s north coast that is another exhibition of ceramics. These bowls show a lemon design—there are many—from this town. I love discovering different artists’ expressions of the lemon. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #ceramics #lemons