Day Trip to Siracusa

Okay, let’s be real here. I wasn’t supposed to stay in Sicily this long, not that I’m complaining. I should have been in Turkey if all was going according to plan. While I really want to go see Turkey and explore its unique culture, I’m actually quite happy spending so much time exploring Sicily and…

Aeolian Islands: Weekend in Filicudi

  Before coming to Sicily I knew there might be an opportunity to go to one of the Aeolian Islands with some of Giulio’s friends. He told me not to put anything in my heart because it may not be a sure thing. To my surprise he booked the tickets for the hotel and the…

Taormina- A Ritzy City on Top of the Mountain

Taormina is one of the destinations I was really looking forward to seeing while staying in Sicily. I’d seen pictures and had many people recommended it while I was back at home. I absolutely couldn’t wait. I convinced Giulio, after much begging for a few days, to muster up some energy to go on Saturday….

Under the Sicilian Sun in Palermo

Sicily is a very popular spot for Europeans during the summer due to the hot, shining sun, and warm waters. When I landed in Roma airport the customs agent didn’t even ask for my details. Instead, he said “I know you’re here for the beach.” and let me go just like that! The beaches aren’t…

6 Differences Between Sicily and America

While there are many differences between Sicily and America, I’ve decided to only narrow it down to six. Disclosure: This is not in any way meant to offend anyone and it’s merely what I personally have experienced and noticed.  1. Money talk We all know that money makes the world go round. But here in…