Made to measure Sicily

This is part one of a personal tale of a trip to Western Sicily was written by broadcaster, writer and blogger Laura Ciarallo. Laura is one of the two ‘Martian Sisters’ who travel Italy for their independent and intelligent travel blog: Palermo Introducing travellers to the secret side of Sicily by taking them on […]

Sleeping with the fishes: Sicily’s quirkiest museum

The fishing village of Aspra in Sicily

Nestled in the backstreets of Aspra you’ll find the Museo dell’Acciuga – a salty fisherman’s tail of Sicilian history and mafia resistence! Creator and modern day bard Michelangelo Balistreri lovingly takes his visitors through the story of the humble anchovy, using unique perspectives and even a song or two. Michelangelo explains how this silvery little […]

Palermo’s best bar: Caffe Spinnato

Best coffee shop in Palermo

Sicilians take their coffee very seriously, and cafes are at the centre of social life. If you want to enjoy the best of both in Palermo, head to 145-year-old Caffè Spinnato. Owner Mario is the fifth generation of his family to run Caffè Spinnato. He explains “Coffee is at the heart of our business” Sit […]