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Sicily

18
Aug

If You are What You Eat, What Does That Say About Sicily’s Milza?

Earlier this week I wrote a guest post for Mangia Monday, a weekly column over at Wanderlust Women Travel. The site’s owner, Lisa Fantino was interested in how Sicilians are taking a bite out of crime and it reminded her of some of her favorite culinary memories as a child. Welcome, Lisa. “You are what...
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07
Jul

Five Places to Go in Sicily

Sicily is one of the most diverse regions in Italy, so it is darn near impossible to narrow it down to just five places you should consider visiting. But I tried.
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29
Mar

Messina: An Easy Day Trip from Central Calabria

The other day I was sitting in the office at our bed and breakfast, going through posts and comments and brainstorming ideas for this week’s posts. “Messina,” I thought. “I should write about Messina.”
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15
Nov

Harmony Bed and Breakfast in Palermo, Sicily

I knew once my husband and I decided to open a bed and breakfast, I would never again travel with the objectivity non-innkeepers enjoy. I’d notice intimate things like precisely matching towels or if they offer extra rolls of toilet paper. I’d judge the quality of their breakfast offerings or the sincerity of their customer...
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01
Oct

First of the Month Recipe: Italian Rice Balls – Arancini

Think Asian cultures are the only groups who enjoy fried rice? Think again. Sicilians introduced fried rice balls, or arancini, around the 10th Century and Italians have been gobbling this deep fried goodness ever since. Traditional arancini are rice-filled balls stuffed with meat, tomato sauce, green peas and mozzarella. They are rolled in bread crumbs...
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23
Apr

The Ruins in Tindari, Sicily

Loyal blog readers might remember my recent girls’ getaway to nearby Sicily. Michelle and I ventured out, armed only with the clothes on our back (and all the clothes we could cram into our cases) and her mini corno, you know, to ward off the malocchio! And, it worked! One of the most picturesque sites we...
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04
Mar

Il Padrino in…Savoca

otherwise known as “The Godfather Village.” That’s right, folks. Believe it or not, everything you see in the movies IS NOT REAL. Hollywood would try to trick and confuse us? Sad, I know. But, the small Sicilian village of Corleone, the quaint, close-knit town we all longed to visit when we watched The Godfather, is...
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03
Mar

The Ding Dong, The Lion’s Roar and Ave Maria

Madonna della Lettera isn’t the only interesting thing to see in the port city of Messina, but she makes her presence known throughout the town, as evidenced in one of the more charming city attractions. The Bell Tower of the Cathedral contains the most complex mechanical clock in the world, and it shows off it’s...
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29
Feb

Madonna of the Letter

Like most – if not all – Italian towns and villages, the port city of Messina, the entranceway to Sicilian civilization, is blessed with a patron saint. For Messina, Madonna della Lettera, is that saint. Standing boldly and shining like a beacon (in all of her gold-toned glory) Madonna of the Letter is the first...
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28
Feb

Ti Amo, Too

For all of those “babies” and “Peppes” out there who are 1) too shy to emblazon their love on a public walkway 2) afraid of breaking the law (and getting caught) -or- 3) who don’t have a steady enough hand… Directly from the street facing the Duomo in Palermo… These are for you! Can anyone...
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