It is easy to get lost in the maze of streets in the Medieval hilltown of Erice. In the past, the labyrinth-like street plan was a strategic design, meant to confuse and trap invaders. Today, however, wandering into a clandestine corner to “get lost” is delightful for lovers. Venus’ romantic energy is still present in…
Ancient Street in Salemi, Sicily
Street in Salemi, Sicily
Down History Lane
Santa Lucia’s hometown of Siracusa inspires me with its layers of history and its charming alleyways, like this one pictured, on the island of Ortigia. Think of Ortigia like Manhattan Island is to New York City. It is the ancient, fortified, island center of what became perhaps the most splendid city of Magna Graecia, ancient…
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The Word On The Street
Palermo’s main “corso,” or avenue, is the Via Vittorio Emanuele. Like most Italian cities, this principal thoroughfare cuts prominently through the metropolis. Pictured is my view of it from the balcony at the Eurostars Centrale Palace Hotel, where I stayed at last year to test it for you! (NB No public ratings here, you’ll have…
Panarea, Take Me Away
Street, Panarea Island, Aeolian Islands
Uphill in Modica
Street, Modica Now, imagine a group of men carrying a very heavy statue of Saint George slaying a dragon up this hill, galloping. That’s what’s happening today in author and poet Salvatore Quasimodo’s (1901-1968) hometown for la Festa di San Giorgio.
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Evening, a street in Salemi’s historic center
Erice boasts many lovely shops selling unique crafts like these rugs.
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