Luce Stellare ~ Starlight

A Journal reflecting on the softer side of life. A little mystical. Sometimes magical

Category Archives: A Holiday In Sicily

Akanthus in Sicily

“If the Greeks were gone and their monuments were dust there were still vestiges of their way of life to be found in the food, the wine and the wild flowers of the land they had inhabited and treasured.” Durrell, Lawrence Sicilian Carousel The Viking Press NY 1976 Advertisements

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Apollo with Lyre

The small New England town of West Brookfield MA is blessed with a well-preserved and beautiful public common. The land for the common was made possible by the generosity of David Hitchcock and Dwight Foster. In 1791, they both agreed to set aside this space for the benefit of the town and its inhabitants. J. …

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Destination Sicily ~ Magnolia Grove at Ortygia

Sicily is a fascinating vacation destination. Lovers of Greek mythology will be dazzled by a fine collection of ancient temples all around the coast. The people who built these places valued and honored a wide pantheon of gods and goddesses. A majority of the sites command a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. The houses …

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Destination Sicily: L ‘Infiorata di Noto

A prime destination in Sicily is the Baroque City of Noto. The best time to plan a visit is May. A city wide floral festival, L’Infiorata di Noto draws thousands upon thousands of visitors to celebrate the spring season. A grand floral display is created outside the Palace on Via Nicolaci. Every year presents a …

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Destination Sicily ~ Planeta Winery

At this time of year, people may be making plans for travel in the next several months. A best destination for lovers of art, ancient history, food, and wine is Sicily. The island is a little Eden with mile upon mile of neatly cultivated fields. Some farmers build dry mortar stone walls around their property. …

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