Sicily Is Dusted With Snow

Snow continues to cover the mountains, like San Calogero, pictured, over Termini Imerese. It’s put a damper on our plans today, to go southeast. Such weather is an anomaly in this semi-tropical climate, and the municipalities are not equipped to clean the roads of the ice and accumulation. We are all wrapped up, drinking hot…

White & Black

The area around the crater of Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, sports a black lava surface. So, when it snows like it did last week, as shown here, the contrast between the white powder and the hardened, black lava is stunning.

Let It Snow

In a departure from the norm, I present to you a photo taken this morning by my cousin Evelina from her home in Bagheria. It snowed in Sicily last night–a very unusual occurrence! Everything has come to a standstill there today. Sicilians have no idea what to do with snow (except to look at it…