Sicily’s Sicani Mountains with the village of Sant’Angelo Muxaro, Agrigento Province in the middleground
Panorama featuring the town of Calascibetta from Enna, in the center of Sicily
The baroque city of Ragusa Ibla, Sicily as seen from the Iblean Mountain countryside
Let’s sit and enjoy the view! During our October 2020 Stunning Sicily tour, you’ll have an opportunity to go off the beaten path and into the mountains of Sicily, where you’ll comune with nature and the locals (both people and sheep!). After time in Taormina and Siracusa, you’ll enjoy discovering this hidden corner of Sicily….
In the heart of Sicily, Castronovo di Sicilia is tucked between the Platani River, Mount Kassar, and the Mount Carcaci Nature Preserve. Although in Palermo Province, it feels very much part of the Sicanian region that is to its south, probably because of the activity along the ancient thoroughfare — the Platani River — that…
After leading our Stirring Sicily tour, these last few days in Sicily were jam-packed with research-touring. Fortunately, amidst the hustle, I had a few moments of quiet in the mountains in the center of the island on Aldo’s farm. You’ll meet Aldo another time. Years ago, during my first visits to Sicily, I’d see the…
The mountains of Sicily are majestic. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are made of tufa, some are made of limestone, some are made of marble, some have hearts of salt. The sea is alluring, but the mountains of Sicily are wise. In July 2019, we are hosting Life in a Remote Sicilian…
If you were to build a temple to the Goddess of Love, wouldn’t it have a view like this? From Erice’s Castello di Venere, where there once was a Temple to Venus, the views of the Tyrrhenian Sea (Mare Tirreno) and Monte Cofano are stupendous. I’m seduced by the view, how about you?
Through this window is Sicily! Yes, there are mountains and vineyards and the turquoise sea. There is even an active volcano, Etna. But more importantly, there are heartwarming people to meet who have a rich culture to share with you. Their 3000 years of human history and their modern way of life will inspire you….
When we came upon this, it took my breath away. Earlier this month, when we visited the farm of sculptor Lorenzo Reina in the mountains of Sicily, they were drying their bounty of tomatoes in the sun, preserving them for use for the rest of the year.