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…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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…

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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