Ancient Greek legend says that the port of Trapani on Sicily’s coastline at the foot of Mount Eryx, is the scythe of Demeter, her principal harvest tool, which she left behind when she hastened to look for her wailing daughter Persephone. This view from Erice includes the Egadi Islands in the background.
Sunset over the Egadi Islands from Trapani, Sicily
May 8th and 9th mark the anniversary of two important moments in Sicilian anti-mafia history. In 1978, Giuseppe “Peppino” Impastato, a political activist who vociferously exposed and confronted the mafia, was murdered by the unscrupulous cell in his hometown of Cinisi. And in 1993, just down the street from this temple, pictured (said to be…
Vineyards at sunset in Trapani Province, Sicily
Sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea from Bagheria with Palermo and Mount Pellegrino in the distance
When planning your itinerary to Sicily, consider being somewhere special at sunset. You can search on the internet for the precise minute the sun will go down at your destination prior to your departure so that you make your dinner reservation for just the right moment. This is something we do for our clients… It…
On days five and six of our combined Feast on History and Experience Sicily tour we dove in to Sicily! We flew from bella Napoli to Sicily to embrace the sea and the sun. Our home base is the village of Scopello, where we had a wine-pairing dinner featuring the varietals of our agriturismo. Cinzia,…
Evening view from Licodia Eubea, Sicily Come with us this July. Immerse yourself in Sicily! Read the full itinerary at https://experiencesicily.com/tours-of-sicily/2019-tours-of-sicily/life-in-a-remote-sicilian-town-july-2019/
It’s always agrodolce… bitter-sweet… to return home.
The sea at Aspra with Monte Catalfano in the background