The further south you go in Italy – especially as you get south of Rome – two things tend to happen. First, Italian characteristics tend to get more intense (and that’s a good and bad thing, depending on your point of view). Second, prices tend to drop. This means that […]

Cheap Hostels in Palermo

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

Usually, when you pick up a coffee-table sized book of photographs taken in an Italian city, you know what you’re in for. You’ll get page after page of medieval cobbled streets, rolling hills with pine tree-lined driveways, romantic gondolas, and Roman-era monuments. You’ll be overwhelmed with color, history and – […]

“Vucciria” by Mauro d’Agati – Book Review