White and pristine, these seaside cliffs are coveted by Sicilians, and are a priceless gift from Madre Terra (Mother Nature). La Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks, is a natural phenomenon of hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt, called marl…
One view of Palermo’s skyline | Whenever possible, I suggest going up. If there is a steeple or spire or tower to climb, do it! The reward is feeling like a bird and gaining a new point of view.
Scala dei Turchi will take your breath away, especially early in the morning or during the off-season when she is all yours. When you see the hard-mud material, called marlstone or marl, pouring into the turquoise Mediterranean waters, the contrast of snow-like earth to gem-like sea is phenomenal.
A hidden corner of eastern Sicily in springtime View from Castelluccio, Noto, Sicily
Springtime in western Sicily
The shortcut to Palermo through Caccamo offers adventuresome drivers lots of curves and beautiful vistas.
A Spanish-era tower guards the coast of southern Sicily. …Dreaming of hot summer days…
Cat on a terracotta roof Ragusa, Sicily
Demeter’s view. Back in ancient times on this spot at the top of the mountain on which perches the city of Enna was a temple dedicated to the mother goddess Demeter. As a most significant deity to ancient Greeks and Romans (The Romans called her Ceres.), this protector of fertility, the harvest, and grains was…
Isola Bella (which means Beautiful Island) and its nature reserve off of Taormina, Sicily’s Ionian Sea coast