A Salute to Sicily

 Cathedral Monreale, one of the most beautiful examples of Norman architecture in the world.

Cathedral Monreale, one of the most beautiful examples of Norman architecture in the world.

 La Foresteria, Menfi.

La Foresteria, Menfi.

 The Valle dei Templi, an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily.

The Valle dei Templi, an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily.

 Cooking class with Chef Angelo, La Foresteria, Menfi.

Cooking class with Chef Angelo, La Foresteria, Menfi.

 Rush hour, Sicilian countryside.

Rush hour, Sicilian countryside.

 Palermo's famous Vucciria market

Palermo's famous Vucciria market

 Almond granita and brioche. Caffe Sicilia.

Almond granita and brioche. Caffe Sicilia.

 Wine tasting at  Cottanera vineyard  where the wines are made from grapes grown at high altitude, on rich, volcanic lands.

Wine tasting at Cottanera vineyard where the wines are made from grapes grown at high altitude, on rich, volcanic lands.

 "A day without wine is like a day without sunshine". Wine tasting, Donna Fugata.

"A day without wine is like a day without sunshine". Wine tasting, Donna Fugata.

 Hiking, Mt Etna.

Hiking, Mt Etna.

 Hiking, Mt Etna.

Hiking, Mt Etna.

 Wine bar, Taormina

Wine bar, Taormina

 Exploring the Valle dei Templi with archeologist/guide, Marco.

Exploring the Valle dei Templi with archeologist/guide, Marco.

 Exploring the Sicilian coastline and Isola Bella by boat.

Exploring the Sicilian coastline and Isola Bella by boat.

 HOLY CANNOLI, these were good!

HOLY CANNOLI, these were good!

 It's always spritz-o-clock in Sicily!

It's always spritz-o-clock in Sicily!

 Wine tasting at Valle dell'Acate.

Wine tasting at Valle dell'Acate.

 Wine tasting at Valle dell'Acate.

Wine tasting at Valle dell'Acate.

 Busiate alla Trapanese, La Foresteria Cooking Class.

Busiate alla Trapanese, La Foresteria Cooking Class.

 Herb gardens and vineyards at La Foresteria.

Herb gardens and vineyards at La Foresteria.

 Valle dell' Acate Winery.

Valle dell' Acate Winery.

 Traditional Sicilian sweets, Caffe Sicilia, Noto.

Traditional Sicilian sweets, Caffe Sicilia, Noto.

 Poolside, La Foresteria.

Poolside, La Foresteria.

 Segesta Greek archeological site

Segesta Greek archeological site

 Sweet hilltop town, Erice.

Sweet hilltop town, Erice.

 Cathedral Monreale.

Cathedral Monreale.

 You can't drink just one.

You can't drink just one.

 Palermo market.

Palermo market.

 The crew.

The crew.

 Sweet Sicilian hilltop town, Erice.

Sweet Sicilian hilltop town, Erice.

 Not sure, but we may have drank that much wine!

Not sure, but we may have drank that much wine!

 Feeling rather small at Segesta Greek archeological site.

Feeling rather small at Segesta Greek archeological site.

 View from hilltop town of Erice.

View from hilltop town of Erice.

 Palermo market.

Palermo market.

 "A gelato a day keeps the doctor away." But who's counting?

"A gelato a day keeps the doctor away." But who's counting?

 Fresh ricotta.

Fresh ricotta.

 Seasonal tastes of Sicily.

Seasonal tastes of Sicily.