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Sicily cast such a spell on me that in 2007 I bought a little stone house in a village where lemons roll in the streets. A photographer and writer, I blog about life on the island and the amazing folks I meet.
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  • Buon Natale 7 years ago Merry Christmas!... Continue reading Buon Natale
  • Love & Laurels 8 years ago When you get your university diploma in Italy, you are laureato (lau-ray-áh-toe), literally "crowned with laurel." ... Continue reading Love & Laurels
  • Sicilian Serenade 8 years ago Sometimes the headlines make me wonder: Is there any hope for us? Francesco and his mother dropped into my world by chance today to remind me that great big hearts outnumber evil ones in this world. Continue reading Sicilian Serenade
  • I Banchi di Ciccio, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily 8 years ago There's a new treasure in the neighborhood: I Banchi. Its magnetic field draws me in every single day, either for a frothy cappuccino, pasta lunch, hunk of parmigiana or half loaf of bread, take-out dinner pizza or scaccia (available by the slice), or for an evening glass of the local peppery black...
  • Ouch! Beware! The Prickly Pear. 8 years ago They're natives of the Americas, the mean spiky fruits. But prickly pear cacti have flourished in Sicily's climate. You have to dodge them here--they rise 20 feet tall and come at you from all directions. Lured by a poster, we decided yesterday to celebrate the fruit I fear... Continue reading... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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01:57 AM October 11, 2012

Going through the posts in this blog is like traveling thousands of miles and immersing yourself in the life of a small Sicilian hill town. I have just added the ancient baroque city of Ibla to my travel wish list.

22:03 PM November 28, 2012

What a gem this blog is and about one of my favourite places to visit.

Lisa Chiodo
23:35 PM December 04, 2013

Always incredible images beautifully seen, look forward to your insights xxx lisa x

Byron G Greene
04:43 AM February 02, 2017

makes me want to move tomorrow

20:11 PM August 14, 2020

Loved reading this Blog! I’m moving to Ragusa next month. I was living in the US until now so it’s quite a big change! It would be great to meet other locals or expats in the area.

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