The Whites of Their Eyes 

Do you see the fervor in their faces? It’s real. It’s authentic. It’s a true moment of Sicily many won’t see. However, you can experience this ritual for the Madonna del Lume up close with us at Experience Sicily on Day 12 of Savoring Sicily, September 22-October 4.  Claim your spot in the church by emailing me…

This Little Piggy Went to the Thesmophoria

Terracotta statuettes of Demeter holding a piglet have been found at archaeological sites throughout the landscapes of ancient Greater Greece. Such statuettes often indicate that at the site where they were found, there was once a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess of the earth, agriculture, and fertility. In archaeological museums throughout Sicily you will see…

Sowing is Sacred

November is a month dedicated to sowing wheat seeds. For agricultural communities like those in the center of Sicily, the work done now determines a successful crop later–and sustenance for the next year (This photo was taken in June, after the harvest.).