Tag archive for ‘Sicily’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 6th, 2016

Three Top Beaches

Italy’s coastline offers an abundance of coastal escapes and it’s no secret that they are all beautiful. We’ve tried to help you out with a few of our favourites… San Vito Lo Capo Sicily Photo: Andrea More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Top Five Mosaics

Italy has too many glorious mosaics to mention. Rich in artistry, history and beauty they truly are a labour of love. 1. Emperor Justinian Ravenna Ravenna was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 18th, 2016

Siracusa & Taormina

James Miller travels the east coast of Sicily to discover two cities rich in ancient history and vibrant with modern life… The Coastline in Siracusa The Roman statesman and scholar Cicero described Siracusa as More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, October 16th, 2015

Capuchin Monks of Palermo

In 1599, the Capuchin monks of Palermo made a macabre discovery: some of the corpses they had entombed in their catacombs had become naturally mummified. Then the monks decided to preserve one of their own… When More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Mount Etna, Sicily

A steady plume of smoke and ash continues to spew from Mount Etna- Europe’s highest active volcano. But can we expect another major eruption? Although it’s the tallest volcanco in Europe, it’s pretty More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The Saltpans of Trapani

Among the most striking views in Sicily are the glittering saltpans between Trapani and Marsala. Dating way, way back to the time of the Phoenicians (who were sailing the Mediterranean from 1200BC), the saltpans More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Cefalù, Sicily

Catherine Crehan, Rotherham “The sea at Cefalù, Sicily. This is the archway that gives you your first glimpse of the coast.”  More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Crateri Silvestri

If you’re looking for panoramic views of Etna’s landscape and would like to visit the window ‘kissed by lava’, then you might find yourself heading for the Crateri Silvestri – the Silvestri Craters… Image More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Snow Covered Mount Etna

David Wakefield, South Staffordshire “The attached photo was taken at 9.00am on 28th April 2015 and shows the still snow covered Mount Etna, bathed in the rising sun, through the arches of the Teatro Greco More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, June 13th, 2015

The Ionian Sea at Sunrise

Michael Crivello, Texas “A photo of my wife Marian looking out at the Ionian Sea at sunrise as we prepared to depart from the Hotel Diodoro in Taormina. Che bella!”  More...