This is what I would have wrote this week but due to some unexpected circumstances I have to cancel my trip and stay home! SICILY HAS TO WAIT!!!
I was really looking forward to fly into Palermo, Punta Raisi airport and see with my own eyes how this well known airport in our San Diego’s Italian community looks like.
A lot of my Sicilian clients tell me that it is far away from the city and not very convenient for those early flights out to Rome or Milan, a necessary stop to come back to the United States.
Upon my arrival in Palermo, Agrigento the Camera di Commercio organization would have picked me (and other 10 people) up with a minibus to take us to our Hotel Colleverde in Agrigento. This hotel has a beautiful view of the valley of the Temples and the Mediterranean sea. Sicily has the same climate as San Diego with a little more humidity. This area of Sicily is ideal for history and food lovers and it is of great interest to those people that love old world tradition (ME!!!).
During the week long trip we would have visited local food producers, Agriturismi (working hotel/farms) and cities like Sciacca and once Greece’s Temples, now Valley of the Temples and beautiful Villa Athena hotel.
There is so much to do in Sicily, there is Holy Week’s traditions, The Godfather’s film steps, the Barocco’s cities, Aeolian island cruises and of course many more, there are also daily excursions like Etna’s Volcano, Saline’s exploration in Trapani, a fishing day trip with the old Sicilian methods and of course lots of restaurant and food options. Because Sicily was conquered by many, the Vikings, the Greeks, the Arabs to name few, there is a numerous diversity in the food and customs that cannot be found anywhere else in Italy.
So…what are you waiting for…come to Sicily with us next time. Maybe it is the right time for all of us!
Laura 619- 255-6165