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)
View of Sant’Elia (Fraction of Santa Flavia) from Solunto on Mount Catalfano.
Capo Zafferano from Sant’Elia.