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This Day in History | August 24, 79 AD

The great city of Pompeii is buried by Vesuvius. “The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii … Continue reading

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Grillin’ Sicilian Style

That’s right, those 2 x 4s with nails sticking out of them, those are going to be used for burning down to embers and cooking over – a common practice here in Partanna.  This particular setup makes grilling in this … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Erice

Erice is located on top of Mount Erice, Sicily – approximately 750m above sea level on the islands north western coast. The main church is the first sight visitors see upon walking through Erice’s gates. A climb up to the … Continue reading

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Photo | Caretto Siciliano

Mt Erice, Sicily “The Sicilian cart (or carretto Siciliano in Italian and carrettu Sicilianu in Sicilian or carretti (plural)) is an ornate, colorful style of horse or donkey-drawn cart native to the island of Sicily, in Italy. The carts were … Continue reading

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Gibellina – A Photo Essay

Gibellina (Sicilian: Gibbiddina) was a small community in the mountains of central Sicily, just a half hour drive up la montagna from Partanna (my father’s home town), which was destroyed by the 1968 earthquake. Now known as Ruderi di Gibellina … Continue reading

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Photo | Roma at Night

Rome, Italy Who doesn’t love the romantic feel of ruins lit up at night?  Rome is one of those magical cities that provides such ambiance around every corner.  The ideal city for a couple to stroll after a few glasses … Continue reading

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Photo | Pesce Istrice (si è vero)

Cefalù, Sicily This blown up “Porcupine fish” seems to be a staple souvenir of the gift shops in Cefalù.  My favorite part are the signs which translate to “Porcupine Fish”, “Fish Ball”, “It is true”, and of course “Please do … Continue reading

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L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele | Naples, Italy

It’s no secret that natural fresh ingredients are the key to any great meal, and Michele knew this.  That’s why five generations later, the Condurro family still follows their founder’s instructions: “There are only two types of Neapolitan Pizza, the … Continue reading

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Photo | Coastal Cefalù

Cefalù, Sicily The beautiful coastal town of Cefalù (Sicilian: Cifalù) is named one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, part of a unique group of small towns scattered throughout the country which stand out for their artistic, cultural, and … Continue reading

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Photo | The Last Slice

Naples, Italy That’s right, it’s the last slice…something I usually never get to.  And after that, Damany and I split another pie.  It was that good.  Napoli being the home of pizza, we kind of lucked out by happening upon … Continue reading

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