From January to early May, Sicily’s hillsides and mountainsides are emerald green with waves of growing grain, fuschia with sweet Mediterranean clover (ask the sheep!), and golden with sinapis alba (white mustard) flowers. Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento Province
This hidden corner is in Agrigento Province, Sicily. We’ll discover this one and other off-the-beaten path scenes during May 2020’s Experience Sicily Myths & Mysteries of Sicily:As Above/So Below, co-hosted by Tony Allicino. You will connect to Sicily in a profound, personal way through exploring its magnificent UNESCO sites and ancient culture in concert with…
Here’s something to help you dream… Breathe in Sicily’s spring landscape near Calatafimi (the town where the archaeological site of Segesta is)
This morning, we visited a farm in Salemi in Trapani Province where sheep provided us (little beknownst to them) with fresh ricotta from their milk. There is nothing like warm ricotta right out of the cauldron!
A flock of sheep enjoys fresh spring grass near Salemi in Trapani Province. The ricotta made from the milk of these sheep will be the freshest and most delicious of the year because of the fresh grass they are eating.
Grape vines during springtime outside of Salemi, Trapani province.
Happy Spring! The windmill in the background is the home of the Museum of Salt in Trapani, Sicily (and a trattoria!).
In this case, I wish photos had sound. Then, you’d be able to hear the bells of the sheep as they grazed on this lawn. Perhaps the sweetest moment of this spring scene was the sheep dog hanging with his flock. He’s a king among his buddies, no doubt. Photo taken near Salemi in Trapani…
View of Agrigento, near the Valley of the Temples.
This statue represents spring or “primavera.” At the center of Palermo, the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda is called Quattro Canti, or Four Corners. Quattro Canti is octagonal in shape, and it is flanked by four 18th century Baroque facades, each with a fountain and a series of statues. On the first…