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!
Borgo Parrini Inspires
Yesterday, I took a side trip to 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 Jesuits (Parrini means priests.), the division of homes has been occupied over the centuries by various residents, mostly supporting agricultural activities…
The Tour Exceeded Our Expectations
It’s hard to summarize a tour like May’s Enchanting Sicily. We cover so much ground during the two weeks that we spend together on this magical island. I want to thank our wonderful clients for their trust in us! When I hear feedback like, “The tour exceeded our expectations!” and “We thank everyone for enriching…
May 2022 Enchanting Sicily | We’ve Done So Much
We’ve been so busy, it’s been difficult to post about all we’ve done the last week. And, we still have 6 days to soak up Sicily! Here are some highlights of our village experience today in the Sicani Mountains north of Agrigento.
May 2022 Enchanting Sicily | Pretour Taormina
Mount Etna welcomed our Enchanting Sicily group on Sunday with a stupendously clear day after a volcanic fireworks display from her northeast crater on Saturday night. We’ve got an outstanding itinerary for the next two weeks… Follow our stories to be part of our adventure!
Amunì! Let’s Go To Sicily This Summer
Amunì! It’s been a very, very busy time behind the scenes at Experience Sicily these past weeks. We’re getting ready for the arriving summer travel season and planning for fall. We can’t wait to host you! Our tours are close to full! We have spots on Yoga in Sicily with Clio Mallin (June 8 to…
Look Up In Palazzolo Acreide
Look up! A palazzo in the town of Palazzolo Acreide possesses the longest Baroque-style balcony in Sicily. This is a detail of the many faces along its support beams that are expressing various emotions and provoking looks. Palazzolo Acreide is one of the eight towns that make up the “Late Baroque Towns of the Val…
Ceramic Pinecones In Sicily
Pinecones are a powerful symbol that you’ll see all over Sicily and southern Italy in ceramic (like these shown) on balconies, front gates, and prominently displayed inside homes. The significance of pinecones in modern times is one of hospitality and welcoming, but not only. The pinecone as a botanical is a reproductive organ. Female pinecones…
This Is Where To Ask Her: The Cloisters Of Montreale
I received a message from someone today who wants to propose to his girlfriend in Palermo or Cefalù. I thought about where I would suggest, and after deciding that the top of La Rocca in Cefalù would be too much of a hike and Palermo center may be a bit too chaotic, my thoughts went…
Explore Sicily’s Southwestern Coast
Porto Palo is a charming fishing village in Southern Sicily. Near Menfi, it offers an off the beaten path seaside experience from where you can explore the Mediterranean coast between Scala dei Turchi and Selinunte by leisure boat. We’ll show you the way with our friends at Amare Sicilia.