Palermo Nightlife

Palermo is Sicily’s biggest city, and there is a lot to see and do. Locals – known as palermitani – eat late, so a 9.30 pm dinner reservation is completely normal. The Teatro Massimo is an incredible place for an opera, but if you’re looking for something more, something later, something post-opera, we have some…

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Music, Sicily | 5 Comments

Three favorite Italian songs

  When an Italian classmate asked about the lyrics to a Bob Marley song, it was a lightbulb moment for me. We were on a field trip from Milan to Assisi, and the song was playing on the bus. Even though I’d heard it many times, beyond the refrain I had no idea what Bob…

Best Summer concerts in Italy

Best Summer concerts in Italy

Planning trips for other people means that I always have a running list of things – way too many – that I want to do on my next trip to Italy! In the category of summer concerts in Italy that I’d love to see, here’s what’s currently on my list. Note that all of these…

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Music | 4 Comments

Taormina, Sicily

A quintessential Italian cliffside town, I completely understand that Taormina causes its visitors to decide that they have fallen in love with Italy: with spectacular sea views and the oft snow-capped Mt. Etna in the distance, the town also claims ancient ruins and a 2500+ year old history.¬† A no-brainer on any itinerary.¬†Just not in…

Posted by on Mar 9, 2009 in Architecture, Music, Sicily | No Comments