Brown Cows In Sicily

Modican cows are a beautiful breed that are primarily cultivated in southeastern Sicily. Their milk is used to make excellent cheese and ricotta. Note that the cannoli in Ragusa Province, where this photo was taken) are (more often than not) made with ricotta from Modican cows.

Lindsay’s Inspector Montalbano Tour

“I highly recommend Experience Sicily for creating a wonderful tour of the film set locations of Camilleri’s internationally acclaimed fictional detective, Inspector Montalbano. The fulsome itinerary included viewing the interior of the ‘Vigata police station’ at Scicli, with the highlight of the day being a walk along Punta Secca beach outside Montalbano’s house. Damiano was…

Crispelle For San Martino

November 11 is La Festa di San Martino, Saint Martin’s Day. Each province in Sicily celebrates differently. In the town of Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa Province), citizens eat sweet and savory crispelle, like these made with fennel seeds, pictured, together with cooked wine. Importantly, the Feast of San Martino marks when wine makers taste the novello,…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #50. Inspired, Creative Accommodations

Over the last ten years, Sicily’s tourism industry has matured and grown, and the amount and diversity of accommodations available to tourists is abundant. In a city like Ragusa, for example, right here in the old town of Ragusa Ibla, there exists everything from Locanda Don Serafino, an historic hotel with luxurious rooms furnished inside…