The Complex Cathedral Of Messina, Sicily

The Cathedral of Messina and its renowned astronomical clock/bell tower are the highlight of a visit to this historic city in Sicily’s northeast corner. Having been subject to centuries of conquests, earthquakes, battles, and rebuilding, it’s history is complex. What we see today is the result of post World War II reconstruction. The fascinating clock…

Tusa Beautiful For Words

My partner in all things Experience Sicily, Evelina Buttitta, who took this photo yesterday, spent the weekend at this breathtaking spot, Tusa, on Sicily’s north coast in Messina province, just west of Santo Stefano di Camastra. Not only is its sandy Lampare Beach recognized for the its environmental protection and sustainability programs, but the Hotel…

Sicily Dances, and So Will You

I loved this plate when I saw it last month in Santo Stefano di Camastra, one of Sicily’s ceramics centers. Featuring the ubiquitous Trinacria, the symbol of Sicily, it captures so much about the region: its vibrant colors, the locals’ artistry, and its ancient mysteries and history… and then the plate itself is for serving…

Shopping in Sicily

Taormina is a shopper’s dream. On Day 2 of our May 2018 Myths & Mysteries of Sicily tour, enjoy time on your own to explore its boutiques that feature both international brands as well as local artisans’ products, such as this typical bag, pictured, inspired by the decorations seen on Sicilian carts. Be charmed by…