Through this window is Sicily! Yes, there are mountains and vineyards and the turquoise sea. There is even an active volcano, Etna. But more importantly, there are heartwarming people to meet who have a rich culture to share with you. Their 3000 years of human history and their modern way of life will inspire you….
Baroque balconies, Caltagirone.
This elegant window was photographed at Palazzo Chiaramonte in Palermo. Also known by the name Palazzo Steri, Palazzo Chiaramonte was built starting in 1307 by the powerful feudal family, the Chiaramontes. This window incorporates many architectural styles. The decorative design, an inlaid lava stone (AKA intarsias), is reminiscent of designs found on the exterior of…
Church window with shutters, Salina (AeolianIslands).
Balcony, Castelbuono. (A girl can dream, right?)
A Palermo building detail illustrates the mix of influences, cultures, and styles that exist in Sicily’s capital.