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Duomo di Nicosia

The Cathedral in Nicosia, Sicily, built in the 14th Century, is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari, which is said to be how the town

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Palermo, Capital of Sicily

I only spent one evening in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, despite spending eleven weeks in Covid19 isolation, only thirty minutes away. Palermo has a

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A Home-cooked Meal

Home is food. More than that, it is the experiences and memories of how we eat food. Home for me is the sharing of food, cooked at home by many hands and enjoyed with abundance.

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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Valley of the Temples in southern Sicily dates back to the 6th Century BCE and was home to almost half a million citizens. One of the most impressive archeological sites in the world, it has an amazing collection of temples from the Ancient Greek world.

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Scala dei Turchi

The Turkish Steps are white rocky cliffs on the coast of Realmonte, Sicily. This gorgeous natural site, blindingly white when the sun is shining, accentuates

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Respite in the woods

Most of us are familiar with Henry David Thoreau, notably for his time of living in the woods for two years, two months, and two

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Monreale Cathedral

The town of Monreale (meaning “royal mountain”) sits 300 meters above sea level, overlooking Palermo. The Monreale Cathedral, built between 1170 and 1189 AD, is

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A Daring Adventure

I am not a fan of driving in Italy. That could change. Or not. Most of my life is magical thinking so, sure, it could

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