Ragusa in southeastern Sicily is comprised of the old town of Ragusa Ibla (pictured) and the new city of Ragusa. Both sections of the city, which are on opposite hills, were rebuilt after the massive and distructive 1693 earthquakes. Ragusa is part of the UNESCO site the Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto,…
View of Custonaci, Sicily in Trapani Province from Erice’s Castello di Venere (above the Torretta Pepoli, the “Lighthouse for Peace in the Mediterranean”)
I’m reminiscing about the view from our terrace the past couple of weeks. Alla prossima!
Live from Sicily! I just keep falling further in love with Sicily… Trapani Province woos me with its endless vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields. Sweeping mountain views and turquoise sea, busiate pasta and textured couscous, overstuffed cannoli, magnificent beauty, and excellent hospitality. What a heartwarming way to close this trip! Alla prossima!
Panorama of Ragusa Ibla, Sicily Grazie to my cousin Giulia for putting up with my unwavering desire to find the exact place to capture this shot!
The views of the Ionian Sea from our hotel in Taormina were dreamy. I loved pulling the drapes aside and opening my doors to my balcony and seeing this… And feeling the wind in my hair…
View of the Ionian Sea and the town of Giardini Naxos from Taormina
When I met the music duo Fratelli Mancuso in Sutera, their hometown, they told me that when they were boys, they played on this hillside.
Flowers over the Ionian Sea at Taormina We’ll be here on the evening of Day 6 of our May 2016 Experience Sicily with Chef Melissa Muller small-group tour. Join us! Contact AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com for more details.
Yes, this is Sicily too! Etna is the largest, most active volcano in Europe. Its peak, pictured on the left, behind the plume of smoke, is about 11,000 feet above sea level (a height that changes according to volcanic activity). During winter months, you can ski on it. On Day 6 of our May Experience…