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Cooking Art History: Sicilian Gourmet

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 04.01.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

This rustic eggplant dish is inspired by Archestratus and includes my latest ingredient obsession, anchovies.

One Perfect Day in Sicily's Capital

Fathom | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel

This is the place to catch an avant garde concert in a deconsecrated church or see an installation in a shelled-out 17th century rococo palazzo.

21 Reasons to Finally Take That Trip to Italy (PHOTOS)

minube | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.

OTP's Guide to Getting Laid in Italy

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Italy's a country of aphrodisiacs; Casanova himself got juiced on dark chocolate before bedding his conquests. Whatever you're inhaling -- be it truffles, Calabrian chilies, Chianti, oysters or salami -- chances are, it'll prime you for lovin'.

Why I'd Never Give My Son a Toy Gun

Juliet Linley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.

A Visit To Sicily Isn't Complete Without This Treat

AP | By AMIR BIBAWY | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel

SYRACUSE, Sicily (AP) — Sicilians pride themselves on their contribution to the world of ice cream. History may not credit them definitively with th...

Sicily at a Glance

Erica Firpo | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Erica Firpo

In the middle of the Mediterranean, there is a lush utopia of chaos and charm that I like to call my secret escape

WATCH: Mount Etna Eruption Showers Sicily In Volcanic Rock

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, erupted again on November 24th and showered the island of Sicily with sharp volcanic rocks and heavy as...

A Sicily Trip Isn't Complete Without Visiting This City

Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel

A trip to Sicily, Italy isn’t complete without a taste of their cream-filled cannoli and a visit to the many UNESCO world heritage sites, one of wh...

Italian Navy Rescues 300 Migrants

Reuters | Steve Scherer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ROME, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Italy's navy rescued about 300 migrants in the waters between Sicily and Libya on Tuesday as the government deployed ships,...

Under the Volcano

Curtis Ellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

Constellations sprinkled the midnight sky like luminous grains of sand on an ink black carpet. Phosphorescent jellyfish filled the sea with pinpricks of light, mimicking the stars above. Between sea and sky, the island of Stromboli loomed before us, a cone pointing to heaven.

Another Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Italian Island

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and STEPHEN CALLEJA | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

VALLETTA, Malta -- VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — For the second time in a week, a smugglers' boat overloaded with migrants capsized in the Canal of Sicily ...

How to Visit a Vineyard

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Are you a Zinfandullard? A pinot-know-nothing? A sauvignon blanc slate? Interested in wine -- or trying to attract someone who is -- but still such a ...

Children's Drawings Capture Shipwreck Tragedy

Posted 10.08.2013 | World

Divers have recovered dozens more bodies in the wake of a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Oct. 3rd. ...

Divers Recover More Than 230 Bodies Of Drowned Migrants

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

By Gabriele Pileri LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Italian divers recovered dozens more bodies from a sunken migrant boat on Mond...

Cooking Off the Cuff: For Dessert, a Memory of Sicily

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

If you can get the makings, you will amaze your guests -- and yourself.

Life on a Volcanic Island

Samantha Hiew | Posted 08.04.2013 | Travel
Samantha Hiew

Skimming across the Tyrrhenian sea, one can see the Gran Cratere of Vulcano in the distance. Arriving in this volcanic island was like approaching Jurassic Park, with its steep hills of vines and trees, deserted coastline and smoking crater.

My Mom's Italian Goodbye

Jan Angilella | Posted 06.18.2013 | Women
Jan Angilella

This week marks the second anniversary of my mom's passing. I think about her every day and now I'm planning a "Mom" trip to Italy where I will visit all of our favorite places -- and maybe a few of my own.

Italy Seizes Record Amount From Mafia-Linked Tycoon

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

ROME -- Italian police have seized a record (EURO)1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in cash and property from a single person, a Sicilian alternative energy ...

Top 10 places to Visit in Sicily (PHOTOS)

Paolo Rossi | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Paolo Rossi

During a visit to the island, you will be surprised by the many facets of Sicily's enchanting landscapes, often wild and untouched, but always charming in their simplicity.

'Alfredo's Fire' Sure to Spark Discussion About Religion, Homosexuality and the Deadliness of Intolerance

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Fifteen years ago, on a cold January morning in 1998, one man knelt on the stone pavement outside St. Peter's Basilica, the late Renaissance church that dominates the square. With the flick of his hand, 39-year-old Alfredo Ormando was suddenly aflame.

Where To Spend Christmas In Italy

Viator | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses: You'll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds, and you'll get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery.

Italian Regional Cuisine: Southern Italy

Menuism | Posted 01.29.2013 | Taste

In which we find ourselves firmly in the land of olive oil and spicy peppers.

PHOTOS: 6 Secret Beaches In Europe

Mark Hodson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Mark Hodson

The problem with beautiful beaches is that they tend to be full of tourists -- people like you and me.

Discover Sicily With Us

Olivia Ware | Posted 04.22.2012 | Food
Olivia Ware

We were mesmerized by the richness of colors, aromas and noises while walking through the food stands and shops -- fried foods, Sicilian pizza and focaccia, voices yelling to promote their products and offering a taste.