The Aeolian Islands are one of 58 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy. The Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands consist of seven exquisite islands off the coast of Sicily - Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi - in addition to smaller islets and giant boulders. They all emerge from an uncontaminated sea, created by still...

In ancient times coral finds its popularity as an amulet, as evidenced especially by the classic "cornetto", Italian for "little horn" or "hornlet", an amulet worn to protect against the evil eye. It was believed also to have beneficial effects on female fertility and to protect children from harm. Widespread belief among the Romans, who used to pu...

Once upon a time, there lived a brave general, feared by the very most because of his political and military ability. We are in Roman times, when the power of Scipio Africanus, fresh from his resounding victory over Hannibal during the Second Punic War, raged across Sicily. The city of Palermo was a precious ally in the war against Carthage, so Sci...

Need a change of scenery? Airbnb is looking for an adventurer who wants to move to Sicily for a year - and you'll get to live there completely rent-free! The holiday rentals platform is offering up an opportunity to live in a three-storey traditional home in the Sicilian village of Sambuca, where you'll be actively encouraged to get involved with t...

Have you ever heard of the ‘Madonna Nera’? The magnificent Sanctuary of Tindari in northern Sicily houses a particular depiction of the Virgin Mary: a Byzantine wooden statue originating from the East that portrays a black Madonna. The sanctuary stands in a spectacular position almost 300 meters high on a promontory with a panoramic view of the ent...

Known for its Greek temples, Mediterranean beaches, a renowned culinary and enological legacy, and one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Sicily is an island that has it all. Thanks to its location at the center of numerous trade routes, its volcanic soil and warm climate, the island has lured travelers and conquerors over millennia, and each le...

The first time I explored Sicily, nearly 60 years ago, I stayed in cheap pensions, walked around the cities and took local buses and slow trains from one place to the next. This past September I returned with a friend and we retraced a similar route with an experienced driver in the comfort of a Range Rover, stayed in a couple of palaces and dined...

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, has been growing grapes and producing wine for more than 3,000 years. While American consumers are more familiar with Prosecco, Chianti and other wines from the northern half of the country, Sicilian wines have been raising their profile over the past decade thanks to a concerted effort given to...

Stage and film actor Steven Scionti, and his wife, producer Kimberly A. Ray, decided 2½ years ago to leave behind the hustle, bustle and expense of Los Angeles and move to Kimberly's native Northeast Ohio to settle down for a quieter life. The couple now lives in Uniontown, close to where Kimberly, whose maiden name is Read, grew up in Green. After...

Have you ever wondered how it would be to travel to Palermo, Messina? Or anywhere else in Sicily? Then you should prepare yourself with a list of dishes you need to try out! Sicilian food is just like in other regions of Italy, different and delicious. So if you are a pasta lover, this island filled with authentic and traditional dishes is for you....