Newsletter from Sicily


Hello friend,

This year I will be posting less here on Sicily Inside and Out as I want to concentrate on my writers blog and on my newsletter from Sicily.


I will still write about interesting things to see and do in Sicily. Or something in particular about culture and lifestyle in Italy in general.


I want to predominately use this space for any questions or queries you may have about travelling in Sicily or Italy in general.


Just write your questions in the comments or email me at


I’ll try to get to your questions every week.


I am not a travel guide, interpretor or translator so you will have to ask someone else for these services.


However I am someone who has lived in Sicily and Italy for twenty years so I am an expert in many things to do with Italy. So feel free to send me your questions and queries. I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.


I also am full bottle on the online Italy niche so I can put you into contact with the right people, even if I might not be able to help personally. Feel free to take advantage of my knowledge.


Go ahead ask me anything about Sicily and Italy …

If you enjoy this blog I invite you to subscribe to my new writers blog


Just to let you know my newsletter on substack is called A Load off My Mind.


A free subscription will give you a weekly post every Friday written exclusively for you. Including Postcards from Sicily about life in Italy and a personal letter about whatever is on my mind.


And on Sunday there will be an extra bonus post with 10 things I want to share with you over coffee.


A paid subscription to the newsletter will get you the regular weekly post plus a serialised version of my travel memoir Sicilian Descent and other bonus content.


Subscribe or become a founding supporting member or patron for:

  • Bonus emails: including personal essays, poetry, book and music reviews, articles, photography and art.
  • Access to a new creative community for interesting commenting and discussion threads.
  • A serialised version of my Sicilian travel memoir recounting my journey and family connection to the island.
  • Special offers and other goodies. You’ll be the first to know about any new publications and everything else I am working on.
  • Plus, a whole lot of kudos and my eternal gratitude.


Sign up for a conversation based on the randomness in my mind and postcards from Sicily.


That’s if you don’t already have too many distractions.


At least this one is from your friend who wants to check in with you, enlighten you and attempt to put a smile on your face.

No worries if you can’t chip in or don’t feel like signing up, but please consider forwarding this to a friend or two. It’s a big help.