We’re doing research today for our boat excursion (with Escursioni Team Shark Lanzafame) for September’s Stirring Sicily food and wine tour! Here’s an account of the beautiful coastline of Capo Zafferano. Meanwhile, I have to say the snorkeling at Le Formiche, an undersea mountain range that is a coral reef of sorts, was magnificent! I…
Live from Sicily! This morning on my walk near where I’m staying, I took note of the home altars dedicated to the veneration of Our Lady of the Sorrows (La Vergine di S.S. Addolorata). Home altars such as these, built into the facades of homes and dedicated to various saints, are common all over Sicily.
Evelina and Filippo at Sant’Elia with Capo Zafferano in the background
Experience Sicily will be in New York City at the Javits Center this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27 for the New York Times Travel Show. Come visit Booth 462 to talk Sicily with us! Full details and be our guest with free passes at https://experiencesicily.com/ny-times-travel-show/ (Limited number left!). Dance the tarantella with me…
This morning, I arrived in Sicily! I feel so blessed. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Now, off to spend time with my family and get some much-needed rest. This house is in Sant’Elia, about five minutes from my cousin Evelina’s house.
The “Arco Azzurro, ” along the coast between Sant’Elia and Mongerbino, is a natural archway that extends over the blue sea. (Photo Credit: Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta)
Nativity scenes (presepe or presepio) in Sicily and Southern Italy don’t just illustrate the Holy Family, they also show the folk traditions of the people in the region. For example, at the presepe in Sant’Elia that Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta photographed last week, the life-sized figures include this zampogna, or bagpipe player. Zampogne (plural for…
This is a nativity scene (or presepio or presepe) photographed by Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta on the seaside at Sant’Elia. This photo was taken yesterday. Filippo reported that the weather in Sicily has been fantastic in recent weeks.
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.
C’è la Luna Mezz’o Mare… “There is the moon in the middle of the sea.” (Song by Louis Prima) Sant’Elia (Fraction of Santa Flavia) at night. (Photo Credit: Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta)