Sicily’s Grand Canyon

When Vittorio, my Italian teacher, told me about Cave Grande, a nature preserve in southeastern Sicily with fresh water swimming holes only accessible by hiking, I immediately wanted to go. That was about four years ago. A couple of weeks ago, I was giddy when hiking with a friend, and a clearing revealed the spot…

Why, yes! Sicily in 2017

I hope you’re thinking of going to Sicily in 2017! Join me for one of our small-group multi-sensory tours, or we’ll design a custom itinerary for you and your loved ones that matches your interests and budget. Discover natural wonders like Scala dei Turchi (pictured). Mingle with locals who will delight you with their warm…

The Blue and White

No, this isn’t snow! It’s a close-up of the white cliffs of southern Sicily’s Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks. The cliffs are made of a hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt, called marl or marlstone. A popular swimming spot,…