Our 3-Day Sicily Itinerary

After spending seven days in Puglia, one day in Matera, and one day in Maratea, we headed to Sicily for three days. Sicily deserves more than three days, especially for us since it is where our family is originally from, but we came to Italy on this trip principally to introduce ourselves to Puglia. We … Read more

One Day in Taormina, Sicily, Italy

I first visited Taormina, Sicily, during a cruise stop. We spent half the day touring Mount Etna, the nearby volcano, and a small amount of time walking the town streets. I knew that if I ever made it back, I would want to spend a whole day exploring this delightfully colorful town built into the … Read more

An Italian Surprise: The Town of Maratea, Italy and its Christ the Redeemer Statue

How to see Italy's Christ the Redeemer statue

Did you know there is a gigantic (70 feet tall) Christ the Redeemer Statue in Italy looming over the Tyrrhenian Sea? After our road trip through Puglia and a wonderous stop in Matera, our host pointed us to the seaside town of Maratea. The town was mainly closed when we visited in March, but our … Read more

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