Category Archives: Travel Sicily

Arrivederci Sicilia, Buon Giorno Roma

It is almost a given that as we were packing our bags and tiding the house after a week of questionable weather, we would have the prettiest morning of our stay at Casa di Camellia. You could almost see the … Continue reading

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Thinking About a Trip to Sicily?

Finding honest opinions about a place can be trying at times. Guide books make any place sound good – they have to. Saying somewhere isn’t a fabulous place to visit is no way to sell guidebooks. Personal recommendations are often … Continue reading

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Fish Market Catania, Sicily

The first thing I noticed when I woke up this morning was a soft glow reflecting on the window shutters. Could it be the sun? Sunrises don’t last long, so again I jumped out of bed to check. Yes, we … Continue reading

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After the Rain – Sunshine and Mushrooms

The first good sign was that I slept through the night and was not woken up by pouring rain, but instead by the cheerful sound of birds as it was just getting light out. I jumped out of bed to … Continue reading

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Siracusa, Sicily – Escaping the Rain

I woke up at 3:30AM to the sound of pounding rain. Not again! I was trying to be optimistic the night before. The clouds had started to clear and I thought, ”just maybe tomorrow we will wake up to blue … Continue reading

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Cooking Under the Etna Cloud

The third morning we woke up to more rain. I’m beginning to wonder if the name of this place, House of Camellia, doesn’t mean something more. As I mentioned before, there is a beautiful old Camellia on the front porch, … Continue reading

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Acireale Markets and Villa Romana del Casale

After breakfast we headed to Acireale, a coastal town just north of Catania with lovely baroque architecture, few tourists and more importantly a lively morning market.  Our mission to find an internet connection and the food markets. After dumping the … Continue reading

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