Taormina

How to have an authentic experience in Sicily

How to have an authentic experience in Sicily

When people come to Sicily for a holiday they seldom venture out of the major cities and tourist towns which is an unfortunate as visitors really only get to see a tiny part of the island. The main tourist sites are important but the authentic face of the island really only comes out in the […]

The Great Sicilian Cat Rescue

The Great Sicilian Cat Rescue

Jennifer Pulling’s story is far from the usual tale of romance and renovation, laced with amusing anecdotes about restoring a local palazzo. In her book, The Great Sicilian Cat Rescue, the journalist and author relates how she decided to undertake the more heart-rending task of trying to improve the welfare of Taormina’s cat population. With […]

Book Release – Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers

Book Release – Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers

A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step… The castle sits atop a rocky spur, overlooking a valley floor covered by a reservoir serving Palermo.  The Norman barons would have seen a river wending its way through the steeply carved basin.  At the foot of the castle, the warren of medieval streets […]

The Literary Ghosts of Taormina

The Literary Ghosts of Taormina

      For those who have an interest in the ghosts of Sicily’s literary past, it is well-known that D H Lawrence was resident in the Ionian coastal resort of Taormina during the early 1920s.  The house he chose to rent from the returnee American immigrant, Ciccio Cacopardo, was christened Fontana Vecchia after the […]

Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers

Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers

The above video gives a flavour of our forthcoming book: Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers.  It will be published by Tauris Parke and is due for release in March 2014 (Europe and North America).  Amazon pre-order details are given below.  The following information has been issued by the publisher. “Without Sicily, Italy leaves no […]