Smart before Smart

In cities and towns built before the invention of the automobile (i.e., most of those in Sicily), if you must use a car, a small one is recommended, so you don’t get stuck in an alley meant for a donkey to pass through! Here’s an example of a “smart” choice–before Smart Cars existed: a Fiat…

White and Light

Lipari Island, the main island of the eight volcanic Aeolian islands, was the site of a major pumice stone industry for centuries. This hillside that cascades into the sea was a major quarry for the porous, white stone that is so light-weight, small pieces of it can float in the water. The quarry is now…