Agriturismi and their people, By Tillie

We went on a road trip from Tuscany to Sicily and stayed at three agriturismi on the way. You might be wondering if you are going to read this whole blog without any idea what an agriturismo is. Well, I will not let that be true. An agriturismo is a farm that visitors can come…

Sicilian days

As a kid on the playground at PS 114 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, I regularly heard “Sicilian!” hurled as an insult. “Take a look at a map,” some kid once told me; “Italy is the boot, Sicily the shit it’s kicking.” I didn’t stop to ask: who would kick shit?  Wouldn’t that backfire? Nor did I…