Suzanne Turrisi is a travel blogger and the founder of The Sicilian House, a cultural tourism business she runs with her two daughters Eugenie and Samantha.
Suzanne was born in a small Western Queensland town in Australia and lives part of the year in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily and the rest of the year in Brisbane, Australia. Suzanne is a qualified teacher with a degree in cultural studies and she loves reading, art, travel, people watching, cities and solitude.
She has been roaming Sicily annually since 1996. In 2003 she and her husband bought a centuries old palazzo in the medieval Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa where they undertook a passionate eight-year restoration project.
Suzanne is part of an Australian-Sicilian family and loves to explore Sicily to understand its layered culture and complex history. Sicily has taken a hold of her.
The Sicilian House offers the independent traveller of Sicily weekly travel content on ‘the blog’, travel consultation services and a Sicilian cultural experience where they can stay at Palazzo Notar Nicchi in Polizzi Generosa to enjoy a unique Sicilian way of life.