Sicilian scenes

October 29, 2014
  The first time I saw Sicily some 25 years ago, I thought, "Now I get why the San Francisco Bay area has always resonated for me."  Because the island of...

Sicilian dogs and cats

October 28, 2014
You can only imagine how much I missed my Riley. But Sicily was full of dogs--and cats--that seemed to always find the cutest poses.  This was one of two adorable...

Chocolate tasting in Sicily

October 27, 2014
How do you feel about chocolate? I'm a bigger fan of cinnamon. It's not that I'd turn a piece of chocolate cake down--oh no, I wouldn't! -- but if I had my choice, it...

Spectacular Siracusa ruins

October 25, 2014
I love ruins and Siracusa, Sicilia is known for its ancient ruins of a Greek Theatre and Roman amphitheatre.  Screw the wine drinking--seeing the Siracusa ruins was...

In search of my Sicilian roots

October 22, 2014
It's easy to forget that I live in a new country, one with only a few hundred years of history. But where I'm from? Where my mother's family came from? Gratteri,...

A stroll through Ortygia

October 4, 2014
There's history and mystery in the narrow streets of Ortygia, the island that is the historical center of the city of Siracusa. What goes on behind those walls? And how...

Welcome to Sicily: where’s my luggage?

October 2, 2014
There was an argument before we left the US. Ok, well, maybe “argument” is too strong. But when we somehow ended up with less than an hour layover between landing...

A choir in Italia

October 12, 2010
(video below) One weekend night we went to dinner in the city of Acqui Terme, and ran across this choir singing in the main square. They sounded beautiful. I love their...

Home again, with wonderful memories of daisies….

October 6, 2010
DAISIESIt is possible, I suppose that sometimewe will learn everythingthere is to learn: what the world is, for example,and what it means. I think this as I am...

Living in harmony with nature

October 5, 2010
This beautiful B&B is the creation of Micha and Diana Baur. Color and texture in harmony with nature provide a visual feast every day.Many old features have been...

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