52 Reasons to Love Sicily #1. From January to early May, Sicily’s hillsides and mountainsides are emerald green with waves of growing grain, fuschia with sweet Mediterranean clover (ask the sheep!), and golden with sinapis alba (white mustard) flowers. Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento Province
A hidden corner of eastern Sicily in springtime View from Castelluccio, Noto, Sicily
When you take those “strade brutte,” meaning “ugly roads” that you are afraid for your car to drive down, you’ll see some beautiful scenery, like this hill that exists somewhere between Palermo and Trapani Provinces. (NB those are ruins of an ancient castle on top of the hill)
The clover-covered countryside and town of Salemi with its castle at its center, Trapani Province, Sicily
This hidden corner is in Agrigento Province, Sicily. We’ll discover this one and other off-the-beaten path scenes during May 2020’s Experience Sicily Myths & Mysteries of Sicily:As Above/So Below, co-hosted by Tony Allicino. You will connect to Sicily in a profound, personal way through exploring its magnificent UNESCO sites and ancient culture in concert with…
Live from Sicily! During my drive yesterday, I stopped to take this photo of the countryside outside of Licodia Eubea, where I am hosting July’s small-group tour Life In A Remote Sicilian Town. Look at how beautiful spring is in Ragusa province! The flowers are blooming everywhere. The grasses are so green! The air is…
Like a fine wine, cheese takes on the terroir, or the natural production environment, where it is produced. So, how does one begin to make excellent tasting cheese? It starts with the animal from where the milk that becomes the cheese comes, but first it starts from the grass and grains that the animal eats….
In just a few days, I’ll be back in Palermo, where this photo of me was taken. I can’t wait! I look forward to sharing my spring-in-Sicily adventures with you (After a long, arduous winter!). During this month, Experience Sicily is hosting two small-group tours, and in between, I’ll be discovering more hidden corners to…
Here’s something to help you dream… Breathe in Sicily’s spring landscape near Calatafimi (the town where the archaeological site of Segesta is)
This morning, we visited a farm in Salemi in Trapani Province where sheep provided us (little beknownst to them) with fresh ricotta from their milk. There is nothing like warm ricotta right out of the cauldron!