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...

Caught in the crosshairs of civilizations for centuries, thanks to its vulnerable geography, Sicily enjoys an unusually complex cultural mosaic for such a small, ravishing island and some of the best hotels in the Med. Yet among its vast array of food, art, religion, and architecture lies a fiercely unified identity—one that separates it from mainl...

In Italy there are wonderful islands to discover such as Favignana, the largest of the Egadi archipelago in Sicily. This is barren and wild and has unspoilt nature and crystal clear sea that attract many tourists from all over the world every year. The painter Salvatore Fiume compared it to a butterfly for its conformation. Here you can find out wh...

On Dec. 15, 2021, Sergio Davì motored away from his home port of Palermo, Sicily, on an inflatable boat. On May 20, a group of Italian Americans is spearheading a greeting for him when he arrives at 955 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego, his last layover before completing his nearly 10,000 nautical-mile voyage from Italy to Los Angeles with multiple...

Founded in 1904, Ferdinando’s Focacceria is the city’s oldest Sicilian restaurant and also one of the longest running Italian restaurants in NYC — outdone only by Rao’s (1896) and Bamonte’s (1900). It began as a lunch counter selling small round sandwiches to longshoremen who worked on the nearby Columbia Waterfront docks on the western edge of Cob...

When it comes to looking after her ancestral Palermo palace, Sicilian princess Signoretta Alliata Licata di Baucina has a decidedly hands-on approach. Back in 1996, when her ballroom’s immense 18th-century Venetian chandelier needed touching up,  she and her husband, banker Biagio Licata di Baucina, and their two children dipped each of its 2,500 p...

The widest green area of Sicily became a Park in 1993 and it’s covered by 87thousand hectares of vegetation including the forests, the mountains and the humid areas. The Park stretches on a wide area and it also “goes up” to 1.847 metres on the sea level from where you can see its highest mountain called Mount Soro. There’s a lot to be discovered t...

Anciently at the center of the world, Sicily has always been a rich land, inhabited and embellished by dynasties and peoples that have left traditions and cultures, as well as unique products and tastes. Not only dishes and culinary specialties, but also a precious enological culture. Sicily is, today, the region of Italy which produces the most am...

You may already be eating Sicilian food without knowing it. What is probably the world’s most popular bar snack — fried calamari — is fundamentally Sicilian, and so is the eggplant relish (or is it a salad?) called caponata. And, of course, the thick, square slices of Sicilian pizza found in nearly every neighborhood pizzeria, more properly called...

The facility is managed by the new West Sicily Gate company, a venture between MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises, and responsible for managing cruise terminals at four ports (Palermo, Trapani, Porto Empedocle and Termini Imerese) within the Port System Authority of the Western Sicilian Sea. Representatives at the official opening last week included the...