The Wondrous West: Western Sicily’s Highlights

From the vibrant bazaar-like markets of Palermo to the white sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo, we explore the wondrous wild west of Sicily. Eastern Sicily often steals the spotlight, with its grand Baroque architecture in Catania, the beautiful panoramic vistas of Taormina and the mysteriousness of Mount Etna. While Sicily doesn’t appear to be particularly large on the…
Sicily, Italy
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10 Must See Places in Sicily

Yes, you’ve guessed it! I have just returned from another annual summer holiday to Sicily. A relaxing holiday it wasn’t, (lost our luggage!) however it was great to show off our favorite place to two of our closest friends who had never been to Sicily before. If you’re thinking of visiting Sicily and have never been before here are the…
Sicily, Italy
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La Francesca – An Eco Resort By The Sea

Located on the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre is a destination that has been luring in visitors from around the globe for years. Its colorful and picturesque hillside fishing villages and UNESCO World Heritage Status have made Cinque Terre National Park one of the most desired places to visit in all of Italy. In June I finally visited this beautiful region…
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To Ski Heaven And Back – Nira Montana

BRAND NEW Nira Montana Hotel Brings Luxe, Affordable Skiing to La Thuile Situated in the breath-taking Aosta Valley, the recently opened Nira Montana Hotel brings a new era of luxury and elegance to the picturesque Italian ski town of La Thuile. Those seeking the thrill and grandeur of Mont Blanc pistes now have an interesting alternative to the popular ski resort of…
La Thuile, Italy
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Numb Nipples and Cramped Calves at Gole Alcantara

With my pajamas covered in sweat I awake from a not so peaceful nights sleep. The sounds of zipping scooters and heavy trucks bumping their way past on the road outside is enough to disturb even the heaviest of sleepers. If that doesn’t keep you awake the stifling heat of the Sicilian summer will. From the minute I wake up the only…
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Experiencing Calici di Stelle in Castiglione di Sicilia

I’ve always been a sucker for quaint, charming Italian towns and Castiglione has to be one of my favorite. We visited it in 2012 on Notte di San Lorenzo – otherwise known as the festival of Calici di Stelle – literal translation “Goblets of Stars” Perched on the top of a hill, Castiglione overlooks the southern shore of the Alcantara…
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