How are the Acoustics?

The Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) is an enormous cave in the archaeological area in Siracusa. It was a prison for centuries. Legend is that the tyrant Dionysius could hear prisoners’ whispers utilizing the former quarry’s acoustics. On the morning of Day 8 of September’s Savoring Sicily tour, we’ll see how true that is!…

Get Your Shoes Dirty

Truth be told, I’m in Alaska as I write this. But all-the-while I’m traveling here, I’m thinking of Sicily. And I’m thinking about how to provide our guests with a multi-sensory experience in the land that I love. Today, we traveled to the Yukon territory in a bus and then returned by old-fashioned train. We…

Caravaggio and Gelato

Italy is renowned for its public squares. And Ortigia, the island that was the center of life in ancient-Greek Siracusa, has one of the most beautiful piazzas you’ll love to relish. On Day 6 of Savoring Sicily (this September 22-October 4), after taking in the Caravaggio featuring Santa Lucia at one end and luxuriating in…

You Have Arrived

This sea arch, known as the gateway to Lo Zingaro nature preserve, will greet us during our leisure boat trip on Day 2 of Savoring Sicily, this September 22 – October 4, 2016. From our catamaran we will not only be able to see pristine Mediterranean coastline, but also we’ll also have the opportunity to…