Castle on the Sea on the Gulf

During this week of Ferragosto, many towns celebrate their patron saints, an act of devotion meant to thank them for the abundance received during the harvest season. Celebrations of the Virgin Mother are especially common. For example, in Castellammare del Golfo, pictured, this weekend they will celebrate Maria S.S. del Soccorso, which you can read…

Flowing With The Go

Castellammare del Golfo is our host for our first stop on the “Allison’s Secret Sicily” tour…. Not an official tour! Just 5 of us traveling together and going with the flow and following our whims for discovering corners of Sicily new to me and visiting some of my top favorites. After a very intense few…

Sicily Vacation 

Like an accountant during tax season, I have been a travel professional before the summer travel season: very busy! Today, though, among all of the planning and details that Evelina, Madeleine, Giulia and I are working on for our clients traveling in the next month, I took some time to schedule my own vacation in…

A Happy Place

I wanted to post a photo that makes me smile, and Fiat 500s always make me smile, and so does any view of Castellammare del Golfo (Trapani Province, hence the TP on the license plate). Thank you for indulging me. I hope it makes you smile too. 

Picture Perfect Levanzo

Levanzo (The accent is on the Le.) is the smallest island of the Egadi Islands off of the northwest coast of Sicily. Its crystal clear marina is lined with white-washed houses and buildings. If you visit, be sure to bring a sunhat, because it is as hot as it is beautiful.

The marina at Aspra with fishermen and Mount Pellegrino in the distance. #aspra #palermo #bagheria #fishermen #pescatori #boats #barche #mountpellegrino #montepellegrino #marina #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #sicilytravel #experiencesicily