Get The Glimmer In Sicily

The glimmer in my eyes comes from Sicily! You can have it too when you travel with me this year. We’ve got two spots left on our July tour, and September and October tours are waiting for your registration. Contact me at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to get the glimmer too! Photo Credit: Chiara Musumeci Fotografia

Ascending Into A Different Realm

Today, walking up and down Caltagirone’s Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte felt magical. There is something ethereal about connecting the “upper and lower” parts of town via this 1609 staircase–here with spring flowers decorating it! It’s as if you are ascending into a different realm using the 142 steps that have unique, colorful majolica…

One with the Tiles

Here I am, one with the tiles of Caltagirone’s Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, which was built in 1609 to connect the old lower town to the new upper town. Since 1954, each of its 142 steps was decorated with a unique design of colorful, handcrafted majolica ceramic tile, a craft for which the…

House on Salina Island

House on Salina, one of the 8 Aeolian Islands. The Aeolian Islands are one of Sicily’s 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The islands are volcanic (Stromboli and Vulcano are still active.) and were designated a UNESCO site in 2000. Movie buffs may be familiar with Salina because some scenes for the 1994 film “Il Postino”…

An Inspired Workout

Caltagirone’s Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte was built in 1609 to connect the old lower town to the new upper town. Since 1954, each of its 142 steps was decorated with a unique design of colorful, handcrafted majolica ceramic tile, a craft for which the city is world renowned. (Photo Credit: Experience Sicily’s Filippo…

Noto’s cathedral (La Chiesa Madre di San Nicolò) was completed in 1776 when the city was rebuilt following the devastating earthquake of 1693. The Sicilian Baroque church sits at the center of a theatrical urban plan that is known as a “stone garden” for its use of local white rock and its elegant symmetry. Take…

Caltagirone’s Staircase

Caltagirone’s Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte was built in 1609 to connect the old lower town to the new upper town. Since 1954, each of its 142 steps was decorated with a unique design of colorful, handcrafted majolica ceramic tile, a craft for which the city is world renowned. #caltagirone #catania #pottery #ceramics #ceramica…

The town of Caltagirone is world renowned for its pottery and ceramics. These tiles are one example from the 142-step Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte. Each step of the staircase is decorated with a unique design. #caltagirone #catania #pottery #ceramics #ceramica #tiles #tile #ceramic #staircase #scala #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph…