Category Archives: Sicily

Travels With Sheila’s 7 Favorite Countries to Hike, Bike, Walk in Europe

A million lifetimes isn’t enough to explore Europe on foot, bicycle or just sightsee. Each time we visit and choose a different country area to explore, it’s love at first sight. In Europe, you can begin the day in one

Always Smoking Mt. Etna in Sicily

On Saturday morning (last day of tour), the Explore group went to visit Mt. Etna. Mt. Etna is the largest volcano in Europe, very active and erupts frequently. It’s 10,962′ high but tourists are only allowed to go as high

Stunning and Fun Taormina, Sicily

From Palermo, we drove to Cefalu and then to Castelbuono exploring these two towns before continuing on to Taormina. Cefalu was possibly begun as a fortified Greek outpost and has a Lavatolo Medievale (old loutside aundry), … View image… a

The Cookies and Biscotti of Palermo, Sicily – Italy

Palermo has a reputation as a noisy, dirty, polluted city albeit with a long history as Sicily’s capital. It is all that but Palermo had exceptional food. Let’s talk cookies and biscotti. Wandering around one of the two main squares,

Agrigento, Sicily and Its Temples – Italy

We continued on to Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples. Agrigento was founded as a Greek colony in 6th century BC, and became a leading city in the Mediterranean. Most of the ancient town still lies buried under

Villa Imperial, Casale, Sicily – Italy

The Villa Romana del Casale is located about 5km outside Piazza Armerina. It is the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. By far, the most beautiful and