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Favignana - a secluded island paradise in Europe

Can there be a more beautiful, relaxing and remote summer holiday destination in Europe than Favignana? There’s guaranteed sunshine, world-class food and quality beaches so get yourself to this Italian gem pronto. 684 more words


Italian Indigenous Varieties: Damaschino Bianco From Sicily

This week’s grape variety is Damaschino Bianco which hails from Sicily, specifically the area near Trapani and around Marsala. This grape may have come to Sicily during the Arab period but there are no precise documents which can confirm this hypothesis. 202 more words

Italian Regions


Before I begin writing about Trapani and the surrounding area I would like to give the reader a general idea of the Sicilian way of thinking regarding the perception we have about being or not being islanders. 1,412 more words



by L. R. Capuana

As I have mentioned in the ABOUT page most of my summer posts will be centred mainly on my home land. In fact, even though I have been living and working in northern Italy for the past three years, I originally come from Sicily, which is one of the twenty regions that make up Italy. 1,026 more words


Help to Clean the Shore on the Favignana Island in Sicily

Part of the coast of Favignana, one of the Aegadian islands, near Sicily, is covered in tar. About 500 kilos of the black sticky substance were washed on shore of this beautiful small island a few days ago. 116 more words


Cave Paintings in La Grotta del Genovese, 4.5.12

Amazingly, the cave paintings on Levanzo were not officially discovered until 1950.  Before this, rumors circulated about images inside the caves, but the islanders didn’t realize how very old they were: some are 12,000 years old.  621 more words