An island all the way down off the tip of the boot, Sicily is just far enough removed from the trodden tourist paths (Rome, Florence, Venice) that only regular visitors to Italy -- and those with ample vacation days -- tend to make it there. But that’s part of what makes it so special. When you speak of crowded sites on Sicily, you’re talking hundr...

On November 13, 1895, the English writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in the Reading prison in London on charges of obscene acts because of his homosexual relationship with Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, known as Bosie. Three years later Wilde was in Taormina where he took refuge at the Hotel Victoria, attracted by the atmosphere made famous throughout E...

Just two stones’ throw away from the Strait dividing Sicily from the Italian Peninsula lies delectable Taormina (Tauromenion in Antiquity), facing out toward the Ionian Sea from a high, natural terrace. With its Medieval architecture, its ancient Greek soul, and the colors and smells of Mediterranean foliage, Taormina is one of the most beautiful p...

On the south-eastern coast of Sicily is a string of marine villages and wild beaches suited for a serene holiday dictated by leisurely nature walks, long lunches with a sea view, naps on the beach, all in the spirit of slow travel. It’s not the Sicily of glitzy towns like Taormina, of high-energy cities like Catania, of enchanting sea colors Favign...

Dallas in Prizzi sbarca al Taormina Film Fest. Il film concorre nella categoria Documentary Competition. Il lavoro che vede alla regia Luca Vullo racconta il viaggio di un gruppo di artisti che partiti da Dallas, in Texas, hanno scelto il più alto e isolato paese della Sicilia per realizzare dei murales in omaggio alla comunità. Prodotto nel 2018 d...

The European summer is well underway, and many tourists are flocking to Italy to soak up all the Belpaese has to offer under clear blue skies. Here are five Italian destinations worth visiting in summer, that offer an alternative to the typical tourist spots like Rome and Venice. Bologna, Emilia-RomagnaA foodie’s paradise and home to the world’s ol...

Dream Loud and 4Ever Brand, the companies that brought the first official July 4th celebration to Italy with Orvieto4Ever are bringing Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe and 10 time Grammy Award winner John Legend to perform in the 3,000 year old Ancient Theatre in Taormina for his only performance in Italy in 2019. Also known as the "Greek Theatre" t...

We explored the plethora of art that Sicily has to offer in part one of this two part series, now we have the rest of what artworks you don't want to miss on your next visit to Italy's biggest island!  9) Art in amazing locations Sicily has a vibrant contemporary art scene with many artists and galleries all around the island. But two must visit pl...

Autumn is the time of the year when Nature shows us all its surprising colors and shades. In the same way, after the dazzling summer season many Italian cities are full of suggestive and colorful attractions of unquestionable charm, adding extra appeal to the places which are an absolute must to visit. Here we offer a review of the most colorful It...

Casa Cuseni is a house in Taormina rich in history and secrets, including frescoes of a homosexual love story it hid for over a century. Greta Garbo, Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Bertrand Russell and Roald Dahl all stayed at the home built in 1905 by British painter Robert Hawthorn Kitson, the son of a very rich industrialist in Leeds. The home, whi...