From sunset spots to siren calls – my pick of the top things to see, do and eat in the charming town of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples in Italy.

From sunset spots to siren calls – my pick of the top things to see, do and eat in the charming town of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples in Italy.

You don't need months to spare to see Europe by train – a one-week Italian rail itinerary from Venice to Sicily

Europe by train: Five great one-week rail trip routes

You don't need months to spare to see Europe by train – a one-week Italian rail itinerary from Venice to Sicily

I thought I knew Italy — and then I got to Sicily.  Here are my best tips for traveling in this challenging region of Europe.

The Joys and Challenges of Traveling in Sicily

I thought I knew Italy — and then I got to Sicily. Here are my best tips for traveling in this challenging region of Europe.

Sfinci di San Giuseppe!  Happy St Joseph's day today (March 19th).  My mom used to make these every year.  They are so freaking  awesome!!  Like little fried Italian donuts!!

Sfinci di San Giuseppe! Happy St Joseph's day today (March 19th). My mom used to make these every year. They are so freaking awesome!! Like little fried Italian donuts!!

TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend wants that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) . These fantastic cookies are as good as easy to do! Accompany them with a good tea, coffee or a glass of Marsala sweet wine. - desserts

Traditional sicilian almond cookies

TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend wants that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) . These fantastic cookies are as good as easy to do! Accompany them with a good tea, coffee or a glass of Marsala sweet wine. - desserts

Capotaormina private hotel beach in Sicily,  Italy. An amazing hotel built into the rock face with a series of underground caves, so beautiful.

Capotaormina private hotel beach in Sicily, Italy. An amazing hotel built into the rock face with a series of underground caves, so beautiful.

Sicily Italy - travel guide and highlights - Valle dei Templi, Baroque towns of the Val di Noto, Taormina, Ortigia and the coastline. Travel in Europe.

10 stunning reasons to visit captivating Sicily

Sicily Italy - travel guide and highlights - Valle dei Templi, Baroque towns of the Val di Noto, Taormina, Ortigia and the coastline. Travel in Europe.

Here are soloSicily's Palermo top street food recommendations that will tantalise your taste buds... be adventurous and try everything!

Here are soloSicily's Palermo top street food recommendations that will tantalise your taste buds... be adventurous and try everything!

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