Ciao from Stunning Sicily, Day 11! Crossing to western Sicily is dramatic. The landscape changes west of Palermo. Steep and sweeping mountains rose before us along the Costa Gaia. Views of Castellammare del Golfo offered wonder (and great photo opportunities!), but so too do those from the top of Mount San Giuliano, which hosts Erice….
Some of the best moments when traveling are just sitting in a caffè in a piazza under the shade of an umbrella. This one is in Erice (Trapani Province).
Erice is a capital of love, so yes, it’s obligatory to kiss (even yourself!) when you come upon these signs sprinkled around the medieval Sicilian village that for centuries hosted a Sanctuary for Aphrodite and Venus.
To deal with the hot summer days, we ate a lot of granita during our recent trip to Sicily. This was one of my favorite combinations: lemon granita submerged in fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice. As we prepared to visit the Sanctuary of Demeter Malophoros at Selinunte Archaeological Park, it was perfect. (And apropos considering “Malophoros” means…
Buon Ferragosto! (The town beach at Custonaci at the foot of Monte Colfano)
Doorway to the sea in Castellammare del Golfo
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.
During our October 2021 Stunning Sicily small group tour, we’ll not only have interaction with local people, stimulating cultural experiences, eat scrumptious seasonal cuisine, and get up close to the freshly fallen ash of Mount Etna (She’s safe! Don’t fret!), but we’ll also have time to wander the alleyways of towns such as Taormina, Siracusa,…
Considered by many to be the “Sistine Chaple of Sicily,” the Chiesa di San Domenico in Castelvetrano in western Sicily is an unspoiled spectacle. Originally built in the 1470s, artist Antonio Ferraro da Giuliana and his sons spent three years from 1577-1580 creating the stucco scene above the altar titled “Albero di Jesse,” or the…