Every Sicilian has one of these in the winter. Either neatly arranged, stored in front of their door or covered up in a secret nook. I'm loving the wood stove right now. Brrrrrr!! Thank god for the wood pile!
This winter has been disappointing for me, no snow for Christmas or New Years. Less money thanks to the Economic crisis and new taxes to pay in 2014. Cloudy times in wintry Sicily.
It's that time of year again. Getting into the Christmas spirit with a ceramic nativity from Santo Stefano di Camastra.
One funky winter fruit common here in Sicily are these gorgeous fruit called Corbezzoli in Italian or Mbriaculi in Sicilian. They are fuzzy little slightly spiky balls of sweet goodness. Apparently when animals eat too many of them they ferment in their stomachs making them slightly drunk. According to Google translator these are Arbutus fruit,…
This curious itsy-bitsy place attracted my attention when I first saw it from a train heading from Palermo to Messina. I blinked my eyes in amazement to witness a town literally camped up on the top of a mountain. San Marco d’Alunzio seems tightly compacted up there on Monte Castro some five hundred and forty…
It looks like Friday Photo's have become weekend Pics in the Italian style of letting things slide. Today I'm thinking about Rome which has become an inhospitable place, filled with violent protests. I was shocked to see police pushing protesters along this very road near the Colosseum. Dangerous times in Italy.
I’ve been wanting to post about my visits to Etna and how the volcano has always been a rich source of inspiration for me. Her latest eruptions have given me the motivation to get to writing about her. Yes to the Sicilian’s Etna, is very much a ‘she,’ a strong female symbol of…
This is the Palazzo Drago a quasi abandoned house near my in laws in the countryside out of Sinagra, ME. Such a typical Sicilian country house.
Today's friday photos are dedicated to quirky Italian homes which look like doll houses: and Italian's flare for street names. Enjoy your weekend!
Isn't it funny how the beach and the sea gets better in the Autumn/Fall. This canoeist had the right idea, jump in and make the most of it, on the seaside near Capo d'orlando, Messina.