"Vacation Under the Sicilian Sun" by Remo Faieta describes the adventure numerous travel groups had on their vacation to Sicily. With description of the Island's scenic landscapes, intriguing history, fascinating archaeological sites, majestic Mt. Etna and spectacular Taormina, and its museums, delicious food and wine, friendly people, and moving f...

In the performance of my academic duties, I was often called to advise students who wanted to study Italian. When I inquired whether they had some knowledge of Italian, some of them admitted somewhat sheepishly that they knew what they characterized as ‘bad Italian’. Knowing that Sicilian immigrants represent 40/50% of the Italian American populati...

As an Italian tour leader and travel designer, this past year has been difficult to say the least. I miss my native land, taking my travel clients around, sipping cappuccino or wine, or strolling with a gelato in hand. But while we can’t travel to Italy right now, there’s no stopping us from planning our next adventure. Anticipation of a future tri...

Il cannolo e il vino passito siciliano impresse sopra una moneta da 5 euro della nuova collezione numismatica 2021 coniata dalla Zecca e presentata oggi, 21 gennaio, nel museo della Zecca a Roma dal ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze. Non solo cannolo e passito: in questa collezione ci sono in totale 15 soggetti rappresentati e ispirati – oltr...

Why will you choose the island of Lampedusa for a holiday? From May to September, the island hosts tourists who seek a place that unites the sea, relaxation, respect for the environment and nature, and hospitality Lampedusa is the island synonymous with hospitality and turtles; In the small town, where the two ports are present (the old and new one...

One of the most spectacular examples of ancient Greek civilization in the Western world, the Valley of Temples in Agrigento is, for good reason, one of the most visited attractions in Sicily.  It is an archaeological park that contains several Doric temples, some of them preserved in excellent condition. These temples date back to the Hellenic peri...

If you want to know the best places to visit in Sicily then make sure to ask an expert. Our friend Karen La Rosa from Sicily tour specialists La RosaWorks is exactly that person. Her passion for Sicily is infectious and in this article she shares the unmissable towns and sights of this fascinating island. For years, the Italian mainland has been th...

Quale sarà la Capitale italiana della cultura 2022? A chi passerà il testimone Parma, che, causa pandemia, terrà  in mano il titolo un anno in più del previsto? La corsa è vicina al traguardo: oggi e domani si tengono le audizioni delle 10 città finaliste e lunedì dovrebbe arrivare la decisione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per...

Citrus cultivation developed in the Ribera valleys at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but it was only in 1930 that it reached truly high standards of quality. This was when the cultivation of the Brasiliano and Washington navel varieties began, which gradually replaced the old acidic varieties with lots of seeds.  This specialization conti...

On December 11, 2020, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the outgoing Archbishop of Naples, Italy, announced that he was opening a case on the beatification of King Francesco II of the Two Sicilies. If approved, the Vatican will begin an investigation into the “heroic virtues” of the King, which is the first step towards canonization; His Majesty will then...