Posts tagged ‘Sicily’

Fishing in the Big Blue

Fishing boat close to Sicilian Tyrrhenian coast, Sicily, Italy
Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, Italy (2009)

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Fishing is a hard job. Yet I have always envied fishermen.

I took this photograph 10 years ago. It is the Tyrrhenian Sea photographed from the cliff near Scopello, northern coast of Sicily.  I like the texture and color of the sea on this image. I like the sea.

Small Solace

Rocky cliffs of Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Scala dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Cousteau

I miss the sea. Alas, at the moment I can only see it on photographs. So I re-edited a photo I took nine years ago. I was in Scala dei Turchi, on the southern coast of Sicily. This time I edited it in black and white. Small solace.

Siracusa - Ortigia Waterfront

My Top 10 Photos of 2018 (Part 1)

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

Also this year is about to end. I looked back at my 2018 images and chose the 10 that I like the most. Here are the first 5. Taken all in Sicily. And it is no coincidence that in 4 of these photos you can see the sea. In fact, in these short and cold winter days most of all I miss the sea… and the sun on my skin.

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SCIARA DEL FUOCO, the volcanic slopes of the island of Stromboli

Sailing the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago north of Sicily, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after the wind god Aeolus, a great way to visit them is on a sailing boat. And I did it! In early July, along with two friends, I sailed around the islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli – four of the seven islands that form this archipelago. Read more

Piazza IX Aprile square, San Giuseppe church and Clock Tower in Taormina, Sicily.

Taormina at Night

When it gets dark in Taormina the lights come on and life moves on the pedestrian main street Corso Umberto I for the evening stroll. People gather mainly in Piazza IX Aprile and Piazza Duomo. Tourists find along the Corso and Piazzas restaurants, shops and bars while locals go there above all to see and be seen. I was there in mid-March and there was not yet the usual crowd of warmer months. Read more

Taormina – Ancient Theater

The Ancient Theater of Taormina is one of the archaeological gems of Sicily. The theater has Greek origin but is totally Roman in its present form. The top view of the theater is breathtaking, ranging from the Ionian Sea to the Mount Etna volcano. After so many centuries in ruins, from the fifties, the ancient theater is used as an outdoor theater for concerts, theater and ceremonies – finally back to what it was built for.
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