Last night I had a dream that I was staying here in Porticello, my grandfather’s fishing village. Last year when I was staying here in an apartment, I delighted in waking up early and walking through the port to see the light on Monte Catalfano and Capo Zafferano and the fisherman and boat repairmen doing…
Fishing boats returning in the afternoon. Sciacca, Sicily
Roger II, my favorite Norman king, fell in love with Cefalù when he took shelter here in a harrowing storm in the early 12th century. As a reward for the citizens’ kindness and hospitality, he commissioned the town’s stirring Arab-Norman cathedral, intending it to be his final resting place. He knew what was good! Take…
Evelina and Filippo at Sant’Elia with Capo Zafferano in the background
I’m thinking of Sciacca, Sicily today. The seaside, fishing town experienced torrential rains and massive flooding the past couple of days. Please keep the townspeople in your hearts as they recover from the damage and loss.
Capo Zafferano from Sant’Elia. We have two spots left on this September’s Enchanting Sicily small-group tour! More at Experience Sicily http://experiencesicily.com/2015-tours.
Capo Zafferano from Porticello’s fishing port. (Photo Credit: Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta)