Summer in Sicily for lovers of swimming and the sea is the ultimate. Castellammare del Golfo is an outstanding place to spend a few days. Look at the castle! Look at the color of the water! Ideal time to go is June 1 to the end of July, when the temperatures are just right and…
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Visit The Dairy With The Locals
Witness the cheese making process at the local caseificio (dairy), when you’ll have an opportunity to taste tuma (the first or “farmer’s” cheese) and ricotta, still warm, just out of the cauldron, coupled with crusty bread from the village paneficio (bread bakery). Join me for Secret Sicily: Life in a Remote Sicilian Town, from July…
Swimming In Sicily
During these gray days of January in the northeastern United States, I dream of summer in Sicily. Photos that I took of places I swam just months ago give me hope that it won’t be too long until I return to them. There are many different approaches to swimming in Sicily: beaches (both sandy and…
The Beach at Mondello, Back In The Day
Antique postcard, Mondello (the beach resort of Palermo)
It’s Gelato Time
In New York it is about 4:30pm. If you were in Sicily at 4:30pm, you’d be heading to the gelateria because it’s after your afternoon nap and far enough from dinner that a cone or a brioche con gelato hits the spot. What flavor(s) do you want?
Inhale the Countryside
You could spend your summer vacation with us in this splendid countryside of Sicily, where we’ll be staying for both our Music & Revelry in Sicily tour (July 13-20) and part of our Stirring Sicily cooking experience (September 7-14). Learn about of the details at http://experiencesicily.com. Let’s talk!
It’s Ferragosto. Let’s go to the beach!
Sicily is shutting down. Well, all of Italy is really, because it’s Ferragosto! After Christmas and Easter, Ferragosto is the most important holiday of the year. Monday, August 15 is the holiday; however, most Italians use it as the centerpiece of a longer vacation. The cities empty out, and citizens head to the mountains or…