sicily


This month, the Italy Roundtable bloggers decided to get elemental – we each chose one of the Greek classical elements to apply to Italy in some way. Maybe because Italy’s in the midst of the coldest winter it has experienced in 27 years, maybe because my favorite color is orange, […]

Italy Roundtable: Italy’s Active Volcanoes



I’ll confess at the outset that the topic for this month’s Italy Blogging Roundtable – driving in Italy – initially had me stumped. See, I’ve yet to get behind the wheel in Italy, for several reasons. I’m typically sticking to places that are easily reached by trains and buses and […]

Italy Roundtable: 3 Dream Drives in Italy



The beautiful beach town of Taormina on the eastern coast of Sicily is an incredibly popular tourist destination – and it has been for more than 100 years. Between its spectacular beaches and its ancient Greek sites, Taormina offers a great combination of culture and leisure for vacationers. It’s not […]

Cheap Hostels in Taormina


Sicily is lined with beautiful beaches and full of stunning sights – including some of the most impressive Greek ruins anywhere. Taormina in particular has been a popular tourist hotspot for more than 100 years, with both beaches and ruins on offer. It’s not far from where the ferries cross […]

Cheap Hotels in Taormina




Catania might not be the most famous city on the island of Sicily – that honor is typically reserved for Palermo – but it’s home to the busiest airport on the island and it’s a major port city. Catania is right at the base of Mt. Etna (so it’s a […]

Cheap Hotels in Catania



While many movies these days are filmed on Hollywood sets or in front of green screens and full of fantastic animation, there’s nothing that can quite compare with a stunning – and real – Italy backdrop. So if you’re wondering where some of your favorite movies were filmed, here are […]

10 Movie Locations in Italy You Can Visit



Sicily’s capital city of Palermo is big enough that there is plenty to do if you stayed for weeks, and yet it remains far less popular as a tourist destination than the big cities on the mainland. As is the case with many places in southern Italy, Palermo is Italy […]

Cheap Hotels in Palermo