Cry For Me Siracusa

Live from Sicily! We had a glorious weather in Siracusa today. Our clients were full of questions about ancient history as well as modern. One of the more fascinating modern stories about Siracusa is this church, or should I say, this upside down ice cream cone, pictured from this morning! It is the Santuario della…

September 4 and La Santuzza

Palermo’s patroness, Santa Rosalia, is recognized on September 4, the day she died in 1166, with a solemn pilgrimage to her sanctuary (pictured) at the top of Mount Pellegrino. The facade you see covers the opening to a large cave, where, in 1624, a sleeping hunter had a vision of the little-known, medieval-era saint. In…

The extraordinary Sanctuary of the Black Madonna at Tindari houses the mysterious Byzantine statue brought from the east at an “unknown time” in history. Citizens and pilgrims of Tindari celebrate her feast day on September 8. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #tindari #blackmadonna #patti #madonnanera #sanctuary