Classic aperitivo: Aperol spritz, chips, olives, and other salty goodies eaten to get you ready for dinner (or to take the place of dinner, if you go to a place with a “pre-dinner” buffet) Although the aperitivo phenomenon started in northern Italy, Sicilians delight in it too, but perhaps with a local twist: this one…
Home altar for Our Lady of Sorrows with Santo Pio, photographed in the fishing village of Sant’Elia
Take me to your wild waters. See you soon Sicily! (Le Tre Piscine, Bagheria)
It’s a parking spot because… Why not? When in Sicily, let go of the rules you know and allow Sicilians to surprise you. Sure, there is definitely an acceptable way to behave and a respect for others, but sometimes it just makes sense to park where you need to in order to get things done….
One view of Palermo’s skyline | Whenever possible, I suggest going up. If there is a steeple or spire or tower to climb, do it! The reward is feeling like a bird and gaining a new point of view.
Palermo’s Salinas archeological museum hosts many treasures from antiquity. Many of the findings from Selinunte are housed here, including these late-4th/mid-3rd century BCE terracotta statuettes, made in the style of those traditionally made in Tanagra, Greece north of Athens. They were found in a Punic grave site.
Plan your day to see the best sunsets in Sicily from Trapani province on the salt flats. This location: Salina Maria Stella WWF, Nubia, Trapani with the islands of Marettimo and Favignana in the distance.
Selinunte is one of the few archeological sites where you can still walk inside the temples.
The Tyrrhenian Sea at Castellammare del Golfo We end our October 2021 Stunning Sicily small, group tour here, on a catamaran. We’ve got 4 spots left! Reserve your spot today at https://experiencesicily.com/2021-tours-of-sicily/stunning-sicily-tour-october-2021/
Yesterday, I hosted Julianne, Christine, Daly, and Sofia for a private-by-request Cannoli Crawl New York City walking food tour to celebrate Christine’s upcoming nuptials. We had a fantastic time eating a lot (!) but also building a bridge from New York City to Italy through the people we met and the history that revealed itself…