Located on the southeastern coast of Sicily, Vendicari Nature Reserve was founded in 1984 to encourage birds and plant species to thrive on its approximately 3300 acres. It’s been a huge success with the constant presence of around 241 different species of birds living among the salt water and fresh water marshes and lagoons. Supporting…
The ancient tonnara (tuna fishery and cannery) at Scopello is now a swimming spot. Dream now, travel later. The Latest About Italy Travel From Experience Sicily By Allison Scola The European Union is easing its travel restrictions for foreign nationals as of July 1. But not so fast—that does not yet mean that American citizens…
Dream now, travel later. We’ll be back swimming at Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve as soon as we can! Our skipper Mario is expecting us.
Lookout tower, Santa Maria La Scala on the Ionian Sea
From the natural oasis of Monte Catalfano above Bagheria and Santa Flavia (Palermo Province, Sicily) you can see the coast of Mongerbino, Le Piscine (“the pools,” where I love to swim at sunset), and the rugged landscape of Capo Zafferano, which from this angle above the Tyrrhenian Sea, may not be recognizable to even Palermitani….
The ancient tuna fishery at Scopello, Trapani Province, Sicily NB This is privately owned, yet you can pay to enter the Tonnara di Scopello to swim right off of the pier at the bottom of the hill. It’s paradise. Bring a towel, water, snacks, and sun screen and spend the day. They provide chairs and…
Isola Bella (which means Beautiful Island) and its nature reserve off of Taormina, Sicily’s Ionian Sea coast
Mount San Calogero, seen from Termini Immerse, Palermo Province, dominates Sicily’s central north coast.
Sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea from Bagheria with Palermo and Mount Pellegrino in the distance
A summer morning swim off the sea wall of Ortigia Island, Siracusa; This is where you can meet the locals.