Etna Erupts

Etna Erupts

Two weeks after we stood right there!

Villa Modica

Villa Modica

When we first decided to vacation in Sicily, we thought we wanted to be on the water – something along the Mediterranean or Ionian Sea. I had pretty much narrowed the search down to Siracusa and Ragusa provinces – staying clear of the polluted Golfo Augusto – because of their […]

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Our Last Night in Modica

Our Last Night in Modica

Our host at Villa Modica had been so wonderful, we wanted to show a bit of our appreciation by taking him and his wonderful family out to dinner on our last night. He brought us to Taverna Nicastro – a great local restaurant cooking the traditional dishes of Modica. They have […]

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Mercado Siracusa

Mercado Siracusa

I found my blood oranges. And oh, so much more. The mercado – market – in Siracusa is along the shore of the Ionian Sea in the old part of town – Ortygia. Ortygia is a small island at the tip of Siracusa along the Gulf of Syracuse and the Ionian Sea. […]

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Pizza Siciliana

Pizza Siciliana

All those years ago when I was hand-spinning pizzas at Pirro’s in San Francisco, I had it wrong. Pirro’s made a great pizza back in those days, but after tasting a real Sicilian pizza, I see the error of my way. We used to make a thick rim on the […]

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