sicily


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






When I was planning my first trip to Italy, my then-fiance and I toyed briefly with the idea of eloping while we were there. After a quick perusal of a few websites and books, it became clear that putting the words “Italy” and “eloping” into the same sentence wasn’t going […]

7 Best Destinations for a Honeymoon in Italy





Semifreddo and gelato are all well and good, but for serious chilling out, Sicilians have another trick up their sleeves – granita! Unlike the icy-confection found elsewhere, Sicilian granita’s intensely pure, crystalline texture is far more divine than anything found off-island. Other Italian cities tout granita, but typically their goods […]

Sicilian Granita: The Real Deal in Italian Ice




I’ve been known to say now and again on this here Italy Travel Guide that it’s all but mandatory (in my opinion, anyway) that you have gelato every day during your Italian vacation. I feel completely guilt-free making – and living by – this recommendation, because Italian gelato is far […]

Sicilian Gelato Sandwiches