Posts tagged Sicily
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina is a hilltop imperfect town on the east coast of Sicily is truly the Pearl of Sicily overlooking the imposing Mount Etna, the worlds most active volcano. The ancient Greeks loved to construct their buildings in beautiful scenic locations and the stunning amphitheater overlooking the Ionian Sea, dating back to the third century BC, is a perfect example. Once described by Ernest Hemingway as being so pretty “it hurts to look”, the legendary resort town with its twisting medieval streets is full of many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants and a cinema worthy backdrop.

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Noto, Sicily

Rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in the early 18th century, the town of Noto was reconstructed using the sophisticated architectural Baroque style of this period. With very walkable streets, impressive structures, the best almond granita and brioche perhaps in Sicily, and the storied Noto Cathedral sitting prominently in the heart of Noto, this community oozes with charm and personality.

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Ragusa, Sicily

Etched into the hillside with sweeping views, sun drenched piazzas, eye catching churches and singing fountains, Ragusa is an enchanting, historic town where beauty surrounds us. When dusk arrives, something in the air happens and we join the locals who leave their homes and workplaces to participate in “la passeggiata”, one of the enduring traditions of Italian life. The promenade marks the end of the workday, where it is important “to see and be seen” and to “dress to impress” to show how well life is treating you.

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Modica, Sicily

The town of Modica is a Baroque gem with stunning architecture and award winning chocolate which is where we encounter Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily with more than 150 years of activity. We received a historical introduction of cocoa - rich in flavonoids, vitamins and active ingredients which have a positive effect on our health - and a tasting of typical sweets.

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Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, Sicily

From “soil to seed to spoon” the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School is the culinary secret of Sicily where the gentle rolling hills are a feast for the eyes and a cooking lesson with expert chef, Michael Sampson, is the ultimate Sicilian culinary experience. Cultivating our exploration and passion for good food, especially in the typical and traditional Sicilian style, we sharpened our cooking skills and enjoyed a spectacular lunch, family style, of course.

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Palermo, Sicily

In Southern Italy on the island of Sicily is Palermo, the industrial and commercial capital of the region rich in history, culture, and architecture dating back to 734 BC. Preparing to become one of the major cities in the Mediterranean, Palermo delights all of the senses, especially the taste of Sicilian cuisine.

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