Italy is so full of natural wonders that it is hard to know where to begin. Even after more than a decade of living in Rome, I feel like I am barely beginning to scratch the surface of things to see. However, the white, undulating Scala dei Turchi has been at the top of my […]
Category Archives: Sicily
Sitting in the imposing shadow of Mt. Etna, the streets of Catania are dominating by the Sicilian volcano. One of the best places to see the volcano is from the wide, straight avenue that is aptly named Via Etnea. My favorite place to enjoy the view, the buzz of the city, and some of the […]
In Italy, it seems like there are countless regional specialties depending on what small village you happen to be passing through. Some are well known like the porchetta of the Roman countryside, but others are so specific to the tiny towns that you almost have to be there to discover them. Then there are a […]
Sicily is technically a part of Italy but you know you are in a place that is truly unique as soon as step foot on the island. Sicily is its own being. It has endured thousands of years of occupation and outside influence, all of which have left a fascinating impact on the region. The […]
I truly believe that Palermo is one of the most underrated cities in Italy. It has a mishmash of architectural styles, plenty of crumbling corners, sunburnt Sicilian colors, and a complicated but intriguing history. And the Palermo Cathedral manages to package all of this into one. The Palermo Cathedral was built in 1185, which is […]
From Monday through Friday, the Catania Fish Market takes over the streets behind the city’s duomo and puts on a raucous seafood show.
What to see, do and eat in the Sicily town of Cefalu and where to stay if you plan on making it more than a day trip from Palermo.
A look inside the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School – a unique culinary school in the heart of Sicily run by Fabrizia Lanza.