Coastal watchtower, island of Isola delle Femmine (1591).
Coastal watch tower, town of Isola delle Femmine (1578).
Torre Normanna al mare a Altavilla (Norman Tower on the sea at Altavilla)
Lookout tower on the north coast of Sicily overlooking Scopello
Join me this September 22 – October 4 for Savoring Sicily. Our multi-sensory, locally-seasoned 13 days will be spent savoring the stunning natural environment, basking in the fascinating history and culture, and relishing the fresh and exotic cuisines of Sicily. On Day 1, you’ll arrive at Palermo’s airport where we’ll pick you up and bring…
Trapani’s salt flats at dusk with a full moon overhead.
Trapani’s salt flats at dusk.
La Torre Normanna at Altavilla Milicia.
The crumbling, probably 14th century, coastal warning tower at Isola delle Femmine reminds us of the legends of how this island got its name. There are three theories that I learned from the locals of the mainland town by the same name: in the 16th century, it was a women’s prison, in the 19th century,…