Home altar for Our Lady of Sorrows with Santo Pio, photographed in the fishing village of Sant’Elia
Characteristic home, Sant’Elia (Palermo)
The Casetta Bianca (White House) is an iconic homestead in the fishing village of Sant’Elia. Today it is a holiday rental.
Yesterday, I spent a heartwarming morning with Michelangelo Balistreri at the Museo dell’Acciuga di Aspra in Aspra (Palermo Province). It was a journey into my family history. Anyone with fisherman roots from Sicily’s north coast will appreciate a visit to this outstanding labor of love. Michelangelo and artist Francesco Maglio have created a beautiful tribute…
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)