My wife Angela took this one at La Canonica in Catania Sicily. Angela has a great eye for composition. My eye heads for food. Antapasti is my desire when we are in Italy. I can not remember how many times I have consumed Pasta Alla Norma. My favorite from Sicily. Egg plant ( melanazanie) and salted ricotta plus tomatoes and some spices make this … Read More La Canonica, Catania Sicily a great ristorante.
Knowing that we would most likely be in an August heat wave, we have tried to stay close to the water. We are about 50 feet above the sea and 50 feet away. The views are stunning. Temps have been in the upper 80s and the sun is intense. Really intense. Fa caldo. This is the perfect spot for diving and snorkeling. When we … Read More At the beach La spiaggia
Car rental rates have soared in the last several years. Even using sites like Kayak and Priceline you tend to get some high rates. Some time ago I saw a reference in the New York Times to a site called Autoslash.com. I tried it earlier this summer and was able to get a very reasonable rate for the July 4th week in Hartford, Connecticut. … Read More Saving Money On Car Rentals
I found this wonderful video on Facebook and could not stop watching. it is short about five minutes but conveys the emotion my wife and I feel when we return to Sicily. Julien Zolli is a French film maker who can be found on Vimeo and YouTube Here is the link to this amazing video from a very talented individual. You can Google him … Read More Sicily Land of Myth from Julien Zolli
What you say is an APE, not an ape, but the ubiquitous little combination of a motorcycle and pickup truck that plugs along all of Italy’s roadways. Credit photo and text above from the Washington Post. The Ape hauls almost anything, from buildng materials to fruit and fiish. A clasic Ape in ToscanaNothing elegant about this baby, plain and simple, it does the job.This one … Read More TODAY IN THE WASHINTON POST: The Ape celebrates 70 years.