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...

If the nuns of Catania’s Benedictine Convent devoted all their time to praying, the monks of the adjacent Benedictine Monastery were said to be a bit more lax about their spiritual duties. In southern Italian author Federico De Roberto’s most famous novel, I Viceré, which is very accurate in describing the social and political background of Catania...

Catania is located on the eastern coast of Sicily in Italy and is the second largest city in Sicily. It is located at the foot of the biggest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Catania is a major transport hub, university center and economic hub in the area and is known for its active nightlife and vibrant culture. Catania is also known for its archite...

As more travelers see Sicily as an integral part of an Italian holiday and look for places beyond Palermo, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands to visit, the beautiful cities and towns of the Val di Noto are turning up on a greater number of itineraries and enjoying a new buzz. Although they have been luring visitors since the days of the Grand Tour, t...

The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on the island. The land is so fertile thanks to volcanic soils; vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain, the highest active volcano in Europe, and the broad plain o...

Until recently, my only knowledge of Mount Etna was Evelyn Waugh’s parodic description of it, when he visited in the Twenties: I do not think I shall ever forget the sight of Etna at sunset; the mountains almost invisible in a blur of pastel grey, glowing on the top and then repeating its shape, as thought reflected, in a wisp of smoke, with the wh...

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...

Professors Christopher Tienken, Daniel Gutmore, and James Corino from the Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy in the College of Education and Human Services conducted a video conference lecture on education leadership in the United States with approximately 100 masters degree students, school principals, and university facult...

A strong earthquake hit Catania during the night, Italian media report. The 4.8 magnitude tremor hit at 3.18am, with the Italian geophysical institute measuring it as just one kilometre beneath the surface. The epicentre was located at Viagrande and Trecastagni. Many Sicilians rushed out of their homes after the earthquake struck. Four persons are...

Nelle leggi dei numeri che governano l’armonia dell’universo vede una sfida continua di un gioco in cui, ogni volta che risolve un rebus, è come se superasse sé stesso: il 29enne matematico palermitano Alessio Sammartano, che ha scelto le falde dell’Etna per la sua istruzione universitaria, oggi fa ricerca da post doc e insegna come visiting assist...