"The loveliest region of Italy...colour, scents and lights…a great delight"

Sigmund Freud

Sicily is full of captivating people and places. We want to share that richness, so we’ve asked our some of our canny friends for their perspectives on this intense isle. Enjoy their unique and inspiring tales in our Sicilian travel journal.

Warm-hearted Cognoscenti founder Alberto Ciarallo shares his passion for Sicily.

Taste delicious local specialities and cuisine

Palermo’s best bar? Welcome to Caffe Spinnato

Meet anti-mafia hero Michelangelo Balistreri – the creator of Sicily’s quirkiest museum…

Journal Posts

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

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