Travel advice: self guided tours of Sicily

Hello friend, I'm gradually working through your travel questions about Sicily. It's taking me a while, but I'm enjoying it. Be sure to send any of your general questions to: sicilyinsideandout@gmail.com Don't expect detailed travel itineraries; let's keep the questions nice and general. And please send all questions via email as I will lose track…

Travel advice: Taormina, Palermo and Catania

Hello friend, I'm gradually working through your travel questions about Sicily.  It's taking me a while, but I'm loving it. Be sure to send any of your general questions to: sicilyinsideandout@gmail.com Don't expect detailed travel itineraries; let's keep it general. I'm happy to point you in the right direction if you are planning a trip.…

Travel Advice: Santa Ninfia and the province of Trapani

Hello friend, I'm gradually working through your travel questions about Sicily. It's taking me a while, but I'm loving it. Be sure to send any of your general questions to: sicilyinsideandout@gmail.com Don't expect detailed travel itineraries; let's keep it general. I'm happy to point you in the right direction if you are planning a trip.…

Travel advice: where to watch the game

Hello friend, I'm gradually working through your travel questions about Sicily. It's taking me a while, but I'm loving it. Be sure to send any of your general questions to: sicilyinsideandout@gmail.com Don't expect detailed travel itineraries; let's keep it general. I'm happy to point you in the right direction if you are planning a trip.…

Travel advice: a Sicilian reading list

Hello friend, I’m gradually working through your travel questions about Sicily. It’s taking me a while but I’m loving it. Be sure to send any of your general questions to: sicilyinsideandout@gmail.com Don’t expect detailed travel itineraries, lets just keep it general. I’m happy to point you in the right direction if you are planning a…

Travel Advice: what to see in Sicily

Hello friend, I need to say thanks to everyone who has sent me their questions about Sicily. I’m gradually making my way through your queries. Give me some time to work through them. The response has been great. Here is this weeks question that I try to answer for you. Ciao Rochelle,I have plans to…

Sagre and Feste in each Sicilian province: Agrigento

Throughout the year, Sicily offers the occasion to enjoy the best local food and traditions for locals and visitors. A town or city's Sagra will feature a particular speciality celebrated and usually consumed for only a few Euros. Some people hire a camper, particularly in the summer and go from sagra to sagra, depending on…

Sagre and Feste in each Sicilian province: Catania

Throughout the year, Sicily offers the occasion to enjoy the best local food and traditions for locals and visitors. A town or city's Sagra will feature a particular speciality celebrated and usually consumed for only a few Euros. Some people hire a camper, particularly in the summer and go from sagra to sagra, depending on…

Sagre and Feste in each Sicilian province: Caltanissetta

Throughout the year, Sicily offers the occasion to enjoy the best local food and traditions for locals and visitors. A town or city's Sagra will feature a particular speciality celebrated and usually consumed for only a few Euros. Some people hire a camper, particularly in the summer and go from sagra to sagra, depending on…

Food and religious festivals in Sicily this August

August is a month filled with endless Sagre and Feste in a series of celebrations which fill the table with food tasting and patron saint holidays. Most Italians have their annual summer holidays this month, so things are particularly hectic. August in Italy means the thermometer hits its peak. The humid Italo summer closes down…

10 More Food Festivals in Sicily

Sicily has a wonderfully variegated cuisine; its plate is filled with influences from all around the Mediterranean, from the Middle East to North Africa, Greece and many more. There is great pride in preparing local specialities and showing off the abundant talent of each chef. Like in most of Italy, each region, even town from…

Messina: the city of mythology

Even though Messina battles the usual problems of a big city in Sicily, it is much more cosmopolitan and laid back than the other provincial capitals. What attracts me most to Messina is the unusual mixture of mythology and legend, which intertwines with the city's history to create an intoxicating and alluring tapestry. As is…

First and lasting impressions of Palermo: stereotypes

Image from Carmen Laeuzza unsplash.com Looking above the street level on Via della Libertà, I see high rise 'Palazzi' buildings and elegant apartment buildings all along the road as far down as I can see. The street is lined with multi-storey buildings with intricate stonework, some with particular wrought iron designs and glass panels. They…