Our adoring fans at MagoGuide know me as editor, photographer, and code developer, but perhaps you didn’t realize that I have a love of travel writing as well? I always keep a journal while on our adventures and thought that it might be fun to share some of those stories with you. We’ll begin with a memorable hike up Monte Pellegrino on a visit to Palermo.
Team Mago is currently on Pantelleria, a small island about midway between Sicily (62 miles away) and Tunisia (37 miles away). Absolutely everything about Pantelleria is interesting including the geology, geography, history, agriculture, people, and recreation.
Check back every once in awhile. We’ll be updating this post while we’re on the island.
Rome… there’s few more romantic cities in the world. Here is a map with a list of all our favorite places in Rome.
We think that the movie A Bigger Splash was pretty terrible, but we love Pantelleria. If you like hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hanging out in cool bars, and in general getting away from everything, then this is the place for you.
Easter in Western Sicily tells the tale of our time in Trapani and Palermo to celebrate Easter of 2012. It was so much fun that we turned it into a book.
Roberto Piccione is a professional tour guide for all of Italy and provides WWII battlefield tours in Sicily. He has one website in excellent English giving out helpful information (Impavudis.it) and has another in the works. We highly recommend that you give him a call if you’re interested in seeing some interesting WWII on the island.
Guest writer Hanna Johnson tells us all about discovering Italy through its medieval festivals. Come learn all about the festivals in Monteriggioni, Viterbo, and Filacciano where folks from different guilds dress and act the roles of their medieval ancestors.
This post features an excerpt from one of my favorite passages in the Mago Scrolls III. There’s a fire, panic, mayhem… and the captain of the guard at the Neapolis gate is about to have a really, really bad day.
If you need a villa in Southeast Sicily, be sure and contact Case Vacanze Pomelia. They have beautiful properties, are IT proficient, transparent, responsive, and multi-lingual. And you can even pay by credit card.
La Fenice is one of four Michelin star restaurants in Ragusa Province. Giovanni’s friend Valentina Chiaramonte pulled out all stops for our visit.