Sicilian Markets

Sicily is well known for being a place where theater comes to life— even  in everyday living. This can easily be seen at their numerous colorful outdoor  markets, a tradition dating back to the 9th century Saracen rule of the island, which explains thei [...]

Back From Our Chianti Tour!

We just got back from our Chianti Tour and once again are reminded how marvelous Tuscany is in the autumn! We all met in Florence for a fascinating tour of some small Renaissance jewels with Lise, our favorite Florentine art expert, and then made the pi [...]

Tania’s Picnics

Tania, our chef, works her magic every day by preparing exquisite picnics for our guests. Each morning before our day starts she sets out in search of fresh local vegetables, meats, cheeses and whatever the surroundings may offer. While our guests are o [...]

Easter In Sicily

Easter week is referred to as Settimana Santa or Holy Week and features some of the most vibrant processions and festivals in Sicily. Many of these have roots in traditions that can be traced back to Spain and are incredibly colorful, taking place again [...]