Italian resorts aren’t like other resorts because there is no country quite like Italy. This is the diverse and multi-layered land that gave the world the concept of la dolce vita, and what its best hotels and resorts have in common is their strong sense of place mixed with easeful graciousness. Beyond that, however, luxury properties are as varied...

NICKNAMED THE “LIGHTHOUSE of the Mediterranean” for its steady towering glow, Stromboli is one of seven volcanic islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago off Sicily’s northern coast. Barely a quarter the size of Manhattan, and measuring just 3,031 feet above sea level, it reigns as one of the world’s most active volcanoes, having spewed founta...

Scala dei Turchi Patrimonio Unesco? Potrebbe accadere presto. L’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana ha approvato all’unanimità un ordine del giorno che impegna la giunta Musumeci a promuovere l’inserimento nel patrimonio mondiale, culturale e naturale dell’Unesco della celebre scogliera bianca di Realmonte (Agrigento), un gioiello ambientale minacciato d...

A 16 anni era tra gli spet­ta­to­ri del­lo sto­ri­co Ma­kum­ba a bal­la­re al rit­mo del roc­ka­bil­ly del suo ido­lo Tav Fal­co alla sua pri­ma ap­pa­ri­zio­ne in Si­ci­lia. Era l’e­po­ca del­la Ca­ta­nia che so­gna­va di di­ven­ta­re la Seat­tle ita­lia­na. Sul pal­co, poco pri­ma del­l’ar­ti­sta ame­ri­ca­no si era­no sca­te­na­ti i Bop­pin’ Kid...

If you didn’t already know it, Naval Air Station Sigonella has an extensive community relations program, and it conducts over 200 COMREL events annually throughout Sicily. Whether it’s helping to clean up a beach, painting school facilities, rehabbing churches, or practicing English speaking skills with Italian students, it’s a small way that we ca...

Si trova in Sicilia, a Siracusa, la prima rappresentazione figurativa della Natività. “Si dispone la greppia, si porta il fieno, sono menati il bue e l'asino. Si onora ivi la semplicità, si esalta la povertà, si loda l'umiltà e Greccio si trasforma quasi in una nuova Betlemme.” (Tommaso da Celano,  primo biografo di San Francesco) La rievocazione d...

Many Italians take to the mountains for a winter holiday. But it's not all about the Alps. If you want to explore further, here are some alternative ski destinations around Italy. Camigliatello Silano, Calabria – The ‘toe’ of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula might be more commonly associated with beaches and summer sunshine, but within the woods of Ca...

E’ sopravvissuto all’attentato dell’11 settembre, ai colpi di un banjo di metallo dello scorso autunno, al recente piano del sindaco De Blasio di spostarne la collocazione, alle violazioni di copyright, alle femministe americane con l’intrusione della  vicina statua della  “ragazza senza paura”. Parliamo del toro più famoso al mondo, quello di Wall...

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...

I have been intrigued by the wines of Sicily for some time now and am always excited about the opportunity to try them, especially those of Mt. Etna.  Being onsite at Firriato, walking on the soils, experiencing the climate and admiring the landscapes I’ve discovered is what makes these wines so special.    Upon arrival in Catania I was greeted by...