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Travel stories + tips from seasoned explorers

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Anti-Mafia Museum – YES!

October 29, 2016

Travelling over rolling hills through northwestern Sicily, you may find yourself in the countryside of Corleone. The unassuming town is set in a dramatic valley of stunning beauty 70 km south of Sicily’s capital, Palermo. Corleone is synonymous with the gory, dark history of the Mafia. Once the stronghold of…

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Trending in Sicilia

October 9, 2016

Trending in Sicilia: What to look for; what you can’t leave behind I’ve just finished a brilliant week on the isle of Sicilia. Stepping into an old Sicilian street, you may see caged canaries in display windows, vendors selling an assortment of colorful herbs, and fresh fish piled high in…

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TRUFFLES!

September 14, 2016

European white truffles may well be the most expensive food in the world. With prices upward of $3600/pound in a slim year (supply and demand truly rule this market), white truffles top even Russian caviar ounce per ounce. Focusing solely on Italian truffles (tartufo sing. or tartufi plural), the most…

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Leonardo da …. WHO?

August 24, 2016

This point in the summer finds me searching for good TV entertainment. I ran across Da Vinci’s Demons, a very engaging if fantastical look at the genius as a young man struggling against multiple obstacles in 15th century Florence. You might love or hate the 3-season TV series, but it…

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FERRAGOSTO (AUGUST 15)!

August 14, 2016

To many of us, August is a month of relaxation and vacation, family and time together. Italians also share the same love of August – not only is it a time for fun and island escape, but it is also the height of the tourist season. Hotel rates jump 3…

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GELATO!

August 2, 2016

Gelato is one of the best-loved Italian exports in the world: everyone “knows” it originated in Italy (or did it …?), but many may not be aware that it walks hand-in-hand with many centuries of history. Stroll down an Italian strada and you may realize, not only does Italy specialize…

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