Sunday, August 24, 2014

Golden Sicily Tour 2015

We offer a number of tours - almost every week of the year - and a favorite is our Golden Sicily Tour. For 2015, there are high season and low season rates, so prices are lower during the cooler months.

Maximum group size is just 18 participants and the average is 10. This is a one-week tour. Worth thinking about.

If you're looking for a slightly shorter tour, Sicilian Impressions may be perfect.

There are discounts if you reserve before 2015.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Twin Site

A few visitors may have noticed that Best of Sicily has a "mirror" site at bestofsicily.info (the main site is bestofsicily.com). There are several reasons for this, and most revolve around the cryptic, arcane world of search engine indexing.

Our site has seen an increase in traffic in recent months, from an average number of unique visits of around 5,000 per day to something approaching 7,000. With this, the site has come under attack from hackers (with their automatic spiders and other programs) launched from servers in China and the Netherlands by companies in New Zealand and elsewhere selling prescription drugs. As one of several security measures, we have launched the "clone" site. This will not change your experience with Best of Sicily, but it may ensure that we are still available for you to read.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sicilian Culture

With over 5,000 visits per day - and sometimes twice that number - Best of Sicily appeals to a wide readership. An increasing number of readers turn to us for information on Sicilian culture.

Over the course of 15 years, we have become the web's point of reference for Sicily. It is a responsibility we take very seriously.

In cooperation with Trinacria Editions, we have published several books, and we are planning a few more for 2015. No Mafia fiction or erotica, just interesting topics that reflect the real culture of a real place.