February 14, 2014
Will you be my Valentine?
Tanti baci a tutti xxxxxxxxxxxx.
January 28, 2014
There’s something wonderful about being in Sicily on winter mornings: you have the piazza all to yourself.
Oh, there might be a mutt or two coiled in a corner… but otherwise there’s a deep calm, far from the clamoring crowd. You’re free to breathe in the empty island air and indulge your inner lone wolf.
(Is it the decade of a too-busy life in NYC that’s made me crave solitude? Shoving my way on and off the 6 and 7-train every day?)
This is Marzamemi, a honey-colored fishing village on the east coast of Sicily (south of Siracusa and not far from Noto). I won’t set foot there in summer (crowds!), but in winter I could linger for hours. I hope heaven is as nice.
Won’t you join me for an open-air caffè? Now I’m feeling a little lonely.
January 13, 2014
Welcome to Caffè Italia in Upper Ragusa, a swanky place on Piazza San Giovanni. But swanky in Sicily still means coffee for 90 cents, and a petit four for 50 cents–less than the cost of a Snickers bar.
I’ve ordered coffees all around, and four teeny cakes.
Ready for a tasting? Let’s tuck in.
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