52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Strolls Through Public Gardens

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #22. Strolls through public gardens offer a different kind of exploring. Villa Giulia, an oasis of greenery in Palermo that was commissioned in 1777, presents you with a geometric layout accentuated with neoclassical band shells and allegorical statues. In the midst of the park, is the Villa Giulia version of…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Castles and Their Stories

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #21. Castles and their stories pervade hilltop towns in Sicily. This castle pictured, Il Castello di Caccamo in Palermo Province, presents travelers an especially interesting glimpse into Europe’s medieval past. Scholars think the site has been home to some kind of fortress for millennia, meanwhile, this impenetrable iteration, the largest…

Cook Lunch With Us Sunday, May 2

Cook lunch with us online tomorrow! Register for Make Busiate Pasta with Giuseppe Sciurca and Biancomangiare with Nino Elia for Fresh Busiate Pasta, Zucchini, Mint, Almond sauce, Spring Fennel, Mint Salad, and Biancomangiare! Giuseppe Sciurca, who will be live from Sicily, along with Chef Antonino Elia, Valeria Signorino, and yours truly, Allison Scola, of Experience…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Outstanding Ancient Art

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #20. Outstanding Ancient Art. There are extraordinary pieces of ancient art throughout Sicily–even in the smallest of museums. One example is in the Museo Whitaker of Mozia off of Sicily’s west coast. The world-renowned “Youth of Motya” or “Motya Charioteer” is a mid-5th century BCE statue made of Parian marble. It was…