Tag Archives: Sicily

Palermo Is A Real Rush

I almost cut short my visit to Palermo. It is an exhausting city. It is a noisy, dirty, chaotic, exhausting city. Motorbikes whiz past with reckless abandon, streets collect puddles of fish-water from frenzied seafood markets, garbage piles up on … Continue reading

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Random Pic: Your Chariot Awaits

Wedding carriage, Catania, Sicily, 2015.

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The Colorful Carts Of Sicily

The goal, upon returning to the endlessly fascinating island of Sicily, was to see firsthand a Sicilian cart. On my first full day there, this mission was accomplished. It was on the breathtaking hillside town of Erice. Having roamed its … Continue reading

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…And Taormina-Giardini as Bagheria

Pictured above the train station in Bagheria, Sicily. Except that it’s not. It’s actually the Taormina-Giardini train station, located well across the island. (I wrote about it in my piece on Taormina.) Take a look at the photo below, which … Continue reading

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Taormina’s Natural And Man Made Beauty

The term “tourist trap” gets used a lot, including by this blogger. But not all tourist traps are equal. Some places simply attract swarms of tourists, with little to offer aesthetically or culturally. For example, you’re not going to see … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Train To Sicily

You’re looking at the upper deck – not sure if that’s a correct maritime term – of the ferry that shuttles between Reggio di Calabria, on the tippy toe of the Italian peninsula, to Messina in Sicily. It’s a fairly … Continue reading

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Sicilian Delights in South Brooklyn at Ferdinando’s Focacceria

I’m ashamed to say that in seven years living in South Brooklyn, I hadn’t paid a visit to Ferdinando’s Focacceria (151 Union Street) until last week. I’d passed it many times, noting its old school awning and exterior and wondering … Continue reading

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