52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Storybook Mountain Towns

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #47. Storybook Mountain Towns. Throughout Sicily exist charming mountain-top villages like this one pictured, Licodia Eubea. Often sporting timeless architectural elements and supporting populations of less than 3000 people, such places take on a special ambience, one where it seems everybody knows your name. As you stroll down the main…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | There’s Always Something Begging to be Discovered

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #46. There’s Always Something Begging to be Discovered. Considered by many to be the “Sistine Chaple of Sicily,” the Chiesa di San Domenico in Castelvetrano in western Sicily is an unspoiled spectacle. Originally built in the 1470s, artist Antonio Ferraro da Giuliana and his sons spent three years from 1577-1580…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | European Grandeur and Stateliness

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #41. European Grandeur and Stateliness. Southeastern Sicily’s Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto impress with the sophistication that we Americans imagine when conceptualizing a trip to Europe. When strolling through the “stone garden” city of Noto, for example, you may feel as if you’ve been transported to an…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Life-changing Culinary Experiences

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #40. Life-changing Culinary Experiences Throughout Sicily, you can delight in an explosion of flavors and textures, whether from eating crunchy and gooey arancine (rice balls) in Palermo, spiced sausage made from chestnut-eating black boar of the Nebrodi Mountains, savory pistachio pesto from Bronte, crusty bread from a family-run bakery in…