A Spanish-era tower guards the coast of southern Sicily. …Dreaming of hot summer days…
Commemorating Messina’s 1908 Earthquake
This calendar (and the astronomical clock on an adjacent wall, not shown) was built in 1933 on the renowned bell tower next to Messina’s Cathedral. The tower was rebuilt after the December 28, 1908 earthquake, from which approximately 75,000 people died in a metropolitan area of 160,000 people. Measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, the first…
Keep a lookout for these watchtowers that exist all along Sicily’s coastline. From at least the early 14th century through World War II, these watchtowers of all shapes and sizes (and now, conditions) earned their keep. The system was designed so that from one to the next the keepers could communicate with their compatriots what…
Lookout Tower On The Sea
Lookout tower, Santa Maria La Scala on the Ionian Sea
All Along the Watchtower
Coastal watchtower, island of Isola delle Femmine (1591).
Coastal watch tower, town of Isola delle Femmine (1578).
Scene from Scopello
Lookout tower on the north coast of Sicily overlooking Scopello
Savor Sicily with Me
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…
Silver Sky in Trapani
Trapani’s salt flats at dusk with a full moon overhead.