52 Reasons to Love Sicily. #33. Human Super Heroes. On May 23, 1992, in Capaci along Sicily’s autostrada between the Punta Raisi airport and Palermo, a half-ton of explosives was detonated under the highway, killing anti-mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo, and his police detail including Rocco Dicillo, Antonio Montinaro, and Vito Schifani….
This summer Sicilians have been discovering Sicily in their effort to stay safe and close to home. With that in mind, many are enjoying the eclectic creativity of Borgo Parrini, a tiny neighborhood of the town of Partinico, which you’ll find a few miles west of Palermo. Originally developed in the 16th century by the…
This is Hugo. I miss him. Normally, during every visit to Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, I get a chance to say hello to him. Last year, that was six times. Of course the temples are always impressive… but on some days (for me), Hugo steals the show. I miss our flirtations. Hugo is…
Men pass, but ideas remain. Remain as moral strength that lives on in the strides of future generations. “Gli uomini passano, ma le idee restano. Restano le tensioni morali che continueranno a camminare sulle gambe di altri uomini,” said Giovanni Falcone (pictured left). On May 23, 1992, in Capaci, along Sicily’s autostrada between the Punta…
The lighthouse at Capo Zafferano, Santa Flavia, Sicily was built in 1884. After years of vandalism and neglect, it is being restored. It lights the way along the rugged Tyrrhenian Sea coast for the fisherman of Porticello and Aspra.
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….
Sunset over the Egadi Islands from Trapani, Sicily
Baroque balcony in the UNESCO recognized town of Scicli, Ragusa Province, Sicily
The countryside of Salemi, Trapani Province, Sicily Green spring grasses + Sheep = Excellent sheep’s milk cheese! (Tuma, Pecorino, Pecorino stagionale, Ricotta, Ricotta salata, Vastedda del Belice … )
Sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea from Bagheria with Palermo and Mount Pellegrino in the distance