Yesterday we kicked off Photography in Sicily with Don Toothaker and Hunt’s Photo & Video. I am so excited to co-host this 10-day photography workshop that we’ve been planning for two years! Here we are in Sciacca, where it’s beautiful and off the beaten path and… Fabulously photogenic!
A Sciacca Scene
Sciacca, on Sicily’s southern coast, is one of the region’s ceramic centers. The fishing town is also renowned for its coral jewelry and outstanding fresh fish.
Allow Sicilians To Surprise You
It’s a parking spot because… Why not? When in Sicily, let go of the rules you know and allow Sicilians to surprise you. Sure, there is definitely an acceptable way to behave and a respect for others, but sometimes it just makes sense to park where you need to in order to get things done….
52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #10. The Crowds Slip Away
This is Sicily.
Sicily Shopping Tip: Buy It When You See It
Each piece of ceramics from Sicily is a unique work of art. I always tell my clients, if you see something you like in a shop, buy it there and then. Don’t wait, because you probably won’t see it again anywhere else. I love this typical plate that possesses a classic, baroque-style lemon and pomegranate…
Afternoon View In Sciacca, Sicily
Fishing boats returning in the afternoon. Sciacca, Sicily
Topsy-turvy Carnevale in Sicily
Today is the final day of Carnevale! My cousin Francesca was in Sciacca this past weekend and took this photo. Sciacca boasts one of the leading celebrations in Sicily and Italy. Locals will tell you it’s been presented for centuries. Carnevale is the last hurrah before the planting season and before Lent, when many traditionally…
Thinking of Sciacca, Sicily
I’m thinking of Sciacca, Sicily today. The seaside, fishing town experienced torrential rains and massive flooding the past couple of days. Please keep the townspeople in your hearts as they recover from the damage and loss.
Today, during our private family heritage tour, it was a day of food and wine. A hands-on cooking class in the morning, then a winery tour and tasting with dinner pairing this evening. The wines were so varied and complex… A straight Nero d’Avola that was smokey with cherry overtones; a fruity Grillo, and a…
The town of Sciacca in southern Sicily is renowned for their anchiovies, sardines, fresh fish, and fish products. This weekend, they are celebrating their successes with the 3rd annual Azzurro Fest. The Azzurro Fest is a chef-guided food festival with cooking demonstrations, street food tastings, music performances by Italian pop stars, and a “village” of…