sicily






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 […]

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



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