Il pistacchio di Bronte

Today I want to talk about a typical Sicilian product, il Pistacchio. First of all, I feel I really have to “correct” the typical wrong american-english pronunciation (my husband used to say it wrong too) I mean, I won’t (Probably) correct you if I will hear you saying it wrong..but I am an Italian teacher […]


Gli Gnocchi

Che Delizia gli Gnocchi! they are easier to make than read their name in the right way..unless you know them already. In fact the “gn” combination in Italian is a unique sound, not divided, really “nasal”.  If you look on a dictionary, for the pronunciation, you will see written: pron.: /ˈnɒki/ or /ˈnjɒki/; Italian: [ˈɲɔkki], singular gnocco. They are another kind […]


Even white wine comes from red grapes

My mother always says a glass or two of red wine a day keeps the doctor away! You would say, “but  wasn’t it the apple”? Different points of view, for us (my mom and me), the wine is tastier than an apple😉 and in any case the properties of red wine are healthy but, of course, […]


Pizza Parigina

It is a Neapolitan specialty, that you can find in just about every bakery in Naples city and enjoyed it as a snack at any time of the day. This recipe was created in the 1970’s in a rotisserie of Afragola, a village near Napoli. However, this pizza is well-known throughout Italy and it goes by different […]

Sicilian cart

When is the best period to visit Sicily

Why Sicily? Simple, it is the biggest region in Italy, it has so many dialects and it is so rich in culture that “why not” In fact, regarding dialects, it is incorrect to talk about “Sicilian” but it should be “Sicilian dialects”.  Each main city has its own and, for example, if a person from Palermo […]


Sicily Wine Tour 2013

Sicily Wine Tour 2013

I was just starting wondering if there will be people interested on a small group, semi-private tour, around Sicily to discover Sicilian wine and local gastronomy and products! I will be happy to organize it by myself as I did in the past years (here the picture of my group, led by me at the […]


New Tours 2010

Check in the Tours page to see details or contact us at http://www.blueskyitaly.com. Campania (Sorrento, Napoli, Amalfi Coast, Capri and Anacapri) and Sicily (Palermo, Modica, Ragusa, Siracusa, Catania and Etna, Taormina, Agrigento) TOUR 11 days starting from E. 1,500 full board- transfer by fery boat and airconditioned bus. Discovering Sicilian roots: Tour in Sicily living emotions of […]


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