A corner of wild Sicily has been selected by CNN as one of the world’s top 20 best places for swimming.  Located between Avola, Noto and Syracuse, in south-eastern Sicily in the spectacular Cavagrande del Cassibile Natural Reserve, the spot is known locally as ‘Laghetti d’Avola’ (small lakes of Avola) for the pools of fresh water set among rocks de...

In a Sicilian song written in 2001, Aurelio Caliri related the well-known Homeric tale of Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops who lived on the slopes of Mount Etna and the Greek hero Ulysses, from an unusual perspective. As you may recall from the Odyssey, Ulysses and his companions had been imprisoned by Polyphemus in his cave on Mt. Etna and were be...

Planning an escape to the Aeolian Islands in Sicily may conjure up images of sailboats, skippers and yacht charters. But for those who prefer to explore the islands by day – and sleep on dry land by night – the archipelago offers an array of charming hotels, resorts and catered apartments that will entice even the most discerning seafarers. Andrea...

Giuseppe Paterno, 96, has faced many tests in life: childhood poverty, war and now, the Covid-19 pandemic. This week, the former railway worker stepped forward to receive his diploma and the traditional laurel wreath awarded to Italian students when they graduate, Reuters reports. Already in his 90s when he enrolled for a degree in History and Phil...

Blessed with mountains, lakes and 7600km of coastline, Italy offers some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. From the trendy hotspots to the out-of-the-way locales, it's not hard to find a piece of sand with unforgettable vistas. Here are Italy's 10 best beaches to add to your bucket list. 1. Spiaggia Rena Bianca – Santa Teresa di Gallura The “...

Vincenzo Arcobelli è intervenuto in rappresentanza della Confederazione Siciliani Nord America (Csna) sulla questione del ripristino della Consulta Regionale dell’Emigrazione in Sicilia: “un bel passo in avanti dopo la richiesta per la ricostituzione  al Governo della Regione Siciliana”, si legge nella nota di Arcobelli. Dopo aver trasmesso una let...

American Meredith Tabbone bought a house “for one Euro” in a sparsely populated city in Sicily and told about how much housing cost. She responded to an ad for houses in Italy since her great-grandfather lived in the commune of Sambuca di Sicilia. Many Italian cities do not have enough residents, so the authorities regularly offer tourists to buy h...

 Disaronno International has announced that Colangelo & Partners, a fine wine, spirits and food-focused integrated communications agency, will be its agency of record in the United States for the company's imported portfolio from Sicily: the Duca di Salaparuta Group (Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta and Florio Marsala), to develop and execute a comprehens...

Live Coffee Chat at Casa Belvedere: Italian Beaches/ Le Spiagge Italiane. Saturday, July 25th • 10:00am. Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! Guest speaker: Marco Evangelista, Director of Journeys by Central Holidays. Each Coffee Chat guest is entered to win a specialty gift courtesy of SI-Espresso! REGISTER HERE. Once you register, you will r...

A high quality drink all "made in Sicily" by the American multinational company, after the previous launch of Fanta Red Orange with Red Orange of Sicily 100% juice, controlled by the Consortium of Protection of Sicily Red Orange PGI". «We have been present and producing in Italy for over 90 years, and for this reason we want to make the most of the...