Secret Swimming Spots

On our last full day in Sicily earlier this month, I took my intrepid fellow travelers Fred and Nola to another one of my favorite swimming spots. This one though, is mostly for locals, and definitely for experienced swimmers. Down a long staircase maintained by the Comune of Bagheria, the rocky cliffs are dotted with…

Sicilian Holiday

Buona festa! It’s Ferragosto! This week marks “ferie” throughout Italy. Italians and Sicilians close up shop in the cities and flock to the sea or mountains to meet-up with friends and family to enjoy vacation. For Sicilians who live outside of Sicily, it’s a time to return to Sicily for Ferragosto-related feasts in honor of…

Heat is on the Way

It’s really cold right now in New York City where I live (-12C, if you must know). So, I’m warming my heart thinking about this hidden swimming spot in the cliffs of Mongerbino called I Francesi. A couple of years ago, my cousin Filippo (who took this photo) brought me here to swim. I can’t…