The Faces Of Power In Ragusa

The faces decorating Ragusa’s Palazzo Bertini send a message. The palace, built in the late 18th century in the style of the Late Sicilian Baroque, sits on the road marking the dividing line between the old, aristocratic Ragusa Ibla and the new, up-and-coming city of Ragusa–in other words, the line between old money and new….

Discover Eastern Sicily With Synchronous Chocolate Tasting

Let’s eat chocolate from Sicily while dreaming about traveling there! Join Experience Sicily on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7PM Eastern for an online presentation about Sicily travel with a synchronous chocolate tasting. Sign up for Zoom meeting is complimentary. The artisanal chocolate (As is made in Modica, as in this photograph I took last summer.)…

Sicily’s Watermelon Sugar

Watermelon Sugar…. Ideal for a hot summer day, gelu di mulune or, in Italian, gelo d’anguria (or gelo di melone), is a watermelon custard that is served chilled, in little cups. This one, made at the not-to-be-missed shop of il Monastero di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria in Palermo, is topped with chocolate chips (Jasmine flowers and…