The precious triangular gem of the Mediterranean is strategically located between Europe and Africa. For more than 3,000 years it was conquered more than any island in world history, including the Greeks, Romans, Germans, Byzantines, Arabs, French, Spanish, and in 1861 unified Italy. The end result created a unique melting pot of cultures, architecture and cuisine.
Today, besides the still unspoiled lush sandy beaches, breathtaking mountain views, historic landmarks, beautiful passionate people, and enchanting wines and food, there is a common thread that weaves through the Sicilian heart – their devotion to family, friends, food, and faith in God.
This same devotion is imbedded within the hearts of Sicilian-American children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our Sicilian ancestors made great sacrifices to immigrate to America. Most left everything behind – possessions and land, but most of all, they left their family and culture for a better life for themselves and their children.
Have you ever desired to return to the land of your parents, grandparents, and great grandparents? If so, I highly encourage you to just do it! If you’ve been to Italy but never Sicily, then you’ve missed the heart and soul of Italy. Because once you experience the sights, the sounds and smells of Sicily, you will literally be changed forever!