Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sicily Tours in 2014

The folks in our promotional department have announced that the details of the Golden Sicily Tour 2014 are now online.

Our map shows the itinerary. This is a good tour at a good price, available every month of the year, with a small group size (no more than 16) and 25 departures in 2014. Check it out.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Beaches of Summer

The tricky part of a day at the beach is choosing the right one. Some of the larger, crowded public beaches - like Palermo's infamous Mondello - should be avoided.

Not a problem. Just visit our Sicily beach page for practical information.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

St Rosalie Fest 2013

Sicily's largest annual festival takes place this weekend, with a parade featuring the St Rosalie float on Sunday, the 14th, ending at Palermo's Porta Felice and the Mura delle Cattive along the Foro Italico near the shore. There will be a large fireworks display at midnight.

This is an interesting event with lots of food and candy stands, but expect large, unruly crowds.

On Monday the 15th, St Rosalie Day, there is a religious procession beginning at the cathedral.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Sicilian Identity

In a previous post we mentioned Sicilian Genealogy and Heraldry. This book presents a great deal of information on the diverse, multicultural history of Sicily. It actually answers a lot of questions about family history research and ethnography that we receive every day but can't respond to individually.

This book is available in Palermo and will soon be sold on Amazon, in both print and electronic editions.

Our Sicily book publishing program is described on another page. Expect a number of interesting titles in the next twelve months.