Sicily

The Capuchin Crypt of Palermo
Tuesday, November 11TH, 2014 by
All Souls and All Saints days may be gone, but November remains a month very much dedicated to our faithful departed in Italy. Here is another interesting article about one of the most suggestive death-related places in the country, the Capuchins Crypt in Palermo. A catacomb filled with...
Favignana, Sicily
Sunday, October 05TH, 2014 by
Cala Rossa, beautiful beach in Favignana, Sicily Ph. depositphoto/chrupka   Favignana is a butterfly shaped island considered to be the largest among the Egadi. The other main islands of the Aegadian archipelago are Levanzo, Marettimo, Maraone and Formica. This island is located...
Sicily - Sicilia
Thursday, September 18TH, 2014 by
Sicilia - Sicily Sicily, Sicily By GK Stritch   Sicily, Sicily, Hot Southern Italy Lampedusa's Leopard And hearty goat shepherds Nonne black dresses Girls with dark tresses Gelato and ices Pasta and vices Clemenza unholy Take the cannoli Pagliacci sad clown Thin pizza uptown  ...
Lipari
Friday, September 12TH, 2014 by
Harbor in Lipari Ph. wikicommons/Clemensfranz   Lipari is a popular tourist spot and is the largest of the Aeolian Islands, along the north coast of Sicily. It is considered a main center of transportation and can be reached by ferry from Milazzo, which is the...
Castles in Eastern Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Catania Castello di Aci Castello The castle of  Aci Castello was built in dark volcanic stone and it is situated on a cliff on the sea, not far from the town. Due to its strategic position, this place was used as a fortress and it was conquered by Normans. The castle was destroyed several times...
Castles in Central Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
The central section of Sicily includes a number of beautiful castles that can be visited among the provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta. In this article you will find a list of some of the best castles that you can find here, with some useful information about the past of the area and its legends...
Castles in Western Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Sicily is the region with the highest number of castles in the country. It would be impossible to visit all the castles present on the island but here is some of the must-to-visit reduced in a short selection in the Western side of the territory:  Agrigento Castle of Racalmuto  Most of the...
Mt. Etna - Sicily's Mountain of Fire
Friday, July 11TH, 2014 by
Mount Etna   The eastern coast of Sicily has historically been one of the most geologically active in all of Europe, dominated by the hulking mass of Mount Etna, Italy's largest active volcano. Etna's fiery history has been documented since ancient times, bestowing its slopes and the...
Frederick II: Stupor Mundi
Wednesday, July 09TH, 2014 by
Frederick II with Eagle Frederick of Hohenstaufen (known in Italian as Federico VII Hohenstaufen di Svevia, Federico I di Sicilia, and Federico II del Sacro Romano Impero), was the larger-than-life King of Sicily, Holy Roman Emperor and (briefly) King of Jerusalem - a true legend...
Agrigento is nuts about almonds
Thursday, November 22TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Agrigento is Nuts about Almonds   Agrigento is certainly famous for the production of its  cannoli siciliani, cassate and other local foods, but there is  another thing this area is known for: almonds. More than the fruit itself, Agrigento is renowned for the festivals celebrated in its honor...

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