Blessed by a Pregnant Nun at Sciacca Carnival

The Carnival of Sciacca in Sicily may not be as famous as the Venice or Rio carnivals, but it is just as much fun. The day started with such heavy rain there was even talk of calling it all off, but in the end the rain stopped and the festivities started. All the children were … More Blessed by a Pregnant Nun at Sciacca Carnival

A De Luxe Day in Luxurious Sciacca

Well, we’ve got so much to catch up on. I think, this time, I’ll tell you about the lovely sunny day we had at Sciacca with my sister-in-law and her family. My brother-in-law is the manager of a Rocco Forte hotel – oops no, I mean luxury spa and resort – which sports two exclusive … More A De Luxe Day in Luxurious Sciacca

Sicilian sea urchins

We were at My sister-in-law’s in Sciacca, on Sicily’s south coast, last summer when a friend turned up in swimming trunks, carrying a bucket. He had just come back from the beach with a ridiculously large quantity of sea urchins. Several bucketfulls, in fact. So he decided to give a bucket of them to us. … More Sicilian sea urchins

Ten things I loved doing in Sicily

We sneaked back to Sicily for a holiday a little while ago. Here’s a list of the best ten things I enjoyed doing again: UNO Laughing at my husband who had forgotten how to drive a manual car, and how to stay on the right-hand side of the road, and how to keep cool when … More Ten things I loved doing in Sicily

Top Ten things to do in Sicily in Winter

Sicily isn’t usually the first place people think of going for holidays in winter, but my German friends pointed out to me it is actually a great choice. This isn’t just because you can often get winter sunshine, but also because there is lots going on, you can see the sights without the crowds, and … More Top Ten things to do in Sicily in Winter

Sicily Travel Guide

A free online travel guide to Sicily, with sightseeing ideas and practical tips. Contents Practical tips and safety Practical Tips for Trips to Sicily A Dozen Safety Tips for a Holiday in Sicily Single Woman in Italy? The Sicilian Housewife’s Guide to Italian Men Things to do in Sicily by activity Artistic things to do … More Sicily Travel Guide