Tag archive for ‘Sicily’
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 6th, 2021

Sicily? A holiday you can’t refuse

Are you tempted to visit Sicily? Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller and friend of Travel Department, shares her highlights of this wonderful part of Italy. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations More...

The Temple of Concordia, sicily
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019

Temples, goats and almond blossom

On a hilltop in Sicily stand the ruins of what was once part of a great city – Joe Gartman explores the Valley of the Temples… Photos by Patricia Gartman The Temple of Hera   It’s called the Valley of More...

Swimming pool at the Verdura Resort
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 4th, 2019

A Sicilian escape

Sarah Rodrigues discovers a world of relaxation and hospitality at the Verdura Resort near Agrigento in Sicily… Photos by Verdura Resort and Sarah Rodrigues The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort stands on the coast More...

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...