Tag archive for ‘Sicily’
Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Exploring Italy’s Past

Paul Beston, an experienced guide from Peter Sommer Travels, explains how an appreciation of the layers of Italy’s history adds an extra dimension to any Italian holiday Photos by iStock   Piazza Duomo, More...

Santa Maria del Monte, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Past Italia: Santa Maria del Monte

La Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte climbs to the church of St Mary of the Mount in Caltagirone, Sicily   The Church of Saint Mary of the Mount in Caltagirone dates back to the 12th-century; its staircase More...

Castiglione di Sicilia village
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 30th, 2018

Sicily regional property guide

Fleur Kinson explores the best property prospects around Sicily, where excellent property prospects abound, along with terrific scenery, friendly towns and a temptingly laid-back pace of life Photos by iStock Summers More...

Catania, Sicily, Italy, volcano Etna
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 27th, 2018

Homes in Sicily

Long summers, spectacular landscapes and super-friendly people are just three things to entice you to Sicily. A vast range of property options – including some of Italy’s most affordable homes – should be More...

catania fish sicily
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

A taste of Catania

Sicily has countless charms to tempt visitors, and here Francesca Unsworth visits the island’s second largest city to discover why it is a food-lover’s paradise                         Catania More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Feudo Gaddimelli, Sicily

An early-1800s villa with sea view in which were filmed many scenes from the Italian TV series Montalbano and Il Capo dei Capi. The villa itself is spread on a single level and is 1,000 sqm in size, with a garden More...

Fishing boats on Porticello Beach - Lipari Island, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Viewpoint: Porticello Beach

Porticello Beach lies on the northeastern end of the island of Lipari, one of the glorious Aeolian Islands just north of Sicily… This pebbly beach on Lipari is notable for its content of pumice. Pumice mining More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Viewpoint: The Fountain of Diana

Close-up of the fountain of Diana, Archimede square in Ortigia, Syracuse The Fountain of Diana on Piazza Archimede in Ortigia is the work of the Italian sculptor Giulio Moschetti and was completed in 1907, two years More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A family trip to Cefalù

Spring is an ideal time for visiting Sicily. The town of Cefalù on the northern coast is particularly charming before the temperature soars and the hoards descend. Lorenza Bacino and her family enjoyed the April More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 7th, 2017

Volunteer firemen started fires to collect bonuses

A group of fifteen volunteer firemen in Sicily started fires so that they could get called out to extinguish more fires and collect more money from the state.  Police in Ragusa have charged a group of 15 volunteer More...