Erice: Medieval Town Nestled on a Mountain

Erice is an unforgettable medieval town nestled on a mountain, at around 750 metres above sea level.  While I’ve explored a number of Sicilian towns, none were as captivating as Erice.  It’s a history galore. This historic town has spectacular views: it overlooks the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic … Continue reading Erice: Medieval Town Nestled on a Mountain

Trapani: Gateway to Rustic Sicilian Life

Many dream of the idyllic and rural Sicilian life, imagining endless green fields, hilly backdrops, delightful pasta dishes, the signature ricotta cannoli, and of course, a variety of exquisite (and extremely affordable) wines.  Sicily has been a tantalising destination throughout history – from the ancient Greeks and Romans, right through. the modern day Italy. The … Continue reading Trapani: Gateway to Rustic Sicilian Life