Welcome To “The White Lotus!” This stunningly beautiful hotel at night is actually the San Domenico Palace – and the entrance is gorgeous: The San Domenico Palace is in the hilltop town of Taormina Sicily, and it’s getting a lot… Read More ›
High Above Sicily In A Funicular! Heading To Taormina Via A Sky Ride!
Riding High Over Sicily! That’s a photo I grabbed of a Funicular going by me as my Funicular was heading high above the Ionian Sea off of the Sicilian coast…we are heading up to the town of Taormina for some… Read More ›
What’s The Most Beautiful Village Of Italy? It’s A 334-way Tie!
Welcome To Abbateggio – One Of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages! Which village is the most beautiful in Italy? Well, by official count, it’s a 334-way tie for first! This photo of the village of Petrapertosa is a great example –… Read More ›
Making Gloria’s Lasagna! Chef Rick Tremonto Honors His Mom For My “52 In 22” Cooking Challenge!
Time For A Traditional Italian Lasagna Dish – Thanks To A Chef’s Mom! There is nothing better for the fall than a comforting meal that is full of flavor – so it’s time for a homemade Lasagna, thanks to Gloria… Read More ›
Here’s The Greek Theater In Taormina Sicily! Built In 301 AD! Home Of The “Bam Bar” Too!
Welcome To Taormina Sicily! It is one of the most picturesque towns in Sicily, and home to a classic Greek ruin too! Here’s a special panorama from the town square, with Alex doing a double shot! The town of Taormina… Read More ›
Cooking At Harry’s Bar! “Legumi alla Primavera” And Bellini’s For My “52 In 22” Cooking Challenge!
Welcome To Harry’s Bar In Venice! Yes, it may seem nondescript outside, but inside is one of the most legendary bars in the world – Harry’s Bar in Venice Italy opened in 1931 – and the 91-year-old institution is famous… Read More ›
Lava Wine And Cassatedde! A Sicilian Ricotta Pastry Recipe! My “52 In 22” Cooking Challenge Has Sicilian Flavors!
Eyeing A Lava Recipe! Yes, it’s true: my “52 In 22” cooking challenge is working with volcanic ash and lava! There’s much to share, so let’s begin with this: a few weeks ago I shared this photo showing the cookbooks… Read More ›
Have You Taken The “Godfather” Tour Of Corleone Sicily? We Did And Here Is Video!
I’ve Got An “Offer You Can’t Refuse!” I know. #SOOBVIOUS But, when my wife Alex and I were in Sicily we got to go on a tour of locations used in the cinematic masterpiece “The Godfather!” The film was a… Read More ›
“Surviving Paradise!” Living A Year On A South Pacific Island! Blue Lagoons! Swaying Coconut Trees – And Millions Of Flies!
Time For A South Seas Adventure! Imagine that this was your view of home – a south seas island paradise – thousands of miles from anywhere…well, for one adventurous young Teacher, it was home – and he wrote a book… Read More ›
Standing On Top Of Sicily’s Mt. Etna! Our Hike Up An Active Volcano!
Welcome To Mt. Etna! Alex and I are excited to welcome you to the top of Mt. Etna! This living, breathing volcano sits on the incredible island of Sicily – a part of Italy we had never had the chance… Read More ›