A Spanish-era tower guards the coast of southern Sicily. …Dreaming of hot summer days…
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…
Take Me To The Beach In Sicily
Because I’m too tired to do anything but look at the sea. Wish I were here…
Happy Summer! Buon estate!
Lo Zingaro Makes Me Feel Fine
Dreaming of the summer breezes of Lo Zingaro Nature Preserve in western Sicily that make me feel fine … (Photo by Filippo Buttitta)
The Breezy Sea
Today we felt the wind in our hair and the sun on our faces as we glided on a boat on the Tyrrhenian Sea along the coast of the Lo Zingaro (The Gypsy) nature preserve. It was cooler than usual for this time of year, but that didn’t stop us from swimming in the coves…
This Canary Might Make You Sing
This canary yellow melon, pictured, is called a Melone Cartuccia in Sicilian. It is currently in season in Sicily. Until recently, this wasn’t common outside of southern Italy. It’s best cultivated in dry, arid climates (In the U. S., for example, in a region like southern California); however in the past couple of years, I’ve…
The Natural Habitat of Pomegranates
Pomegranates growing on the tree last month.
You In A Sicilian Saddle
I arrived in Sicily this morning, and meanwhile, one set of our clients in the region this week (We have three families traveling separately following custom designed itineraries,) was experiencing rural life with the locals, thanks to our friends at Val di Kam who sent us this photo. I love getting emails and texts from…
Commune With the Countryside
Join me… On September 27, we’ll be in the Sicilian countryside communing with the shepard and his dogs… If they let us… Sheep dogs are very protective! Contact me for the full 8-day, multi-sensory itinerary at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com. PS, I arrived this morning in Sicily! Follow me here for my current adventures.