Back to Top
Placeholder Picture

Why Sicily

The People, Food, Wine, History, Scenery…

  • Almond-blossums
  • Donnafugta-castle
  • Festivals-celebrations
  • Fireworks-Giarratana
  • Selunute-temple

Why Sicily you ask...

As expats from the United States living in Sicily, everyone we meet has the same question, "Why Sicily?"

Living in an area where you are constantly surrounded by extrordinary things to do, see, eat and drink, you tend to take them for granted. Those everyday things to the Sicilians are often awe-inspiring, delicious, ages old, unique and exceptional to the visitor or expat coming to Sicily. We have tried to compile a list of some of our favorite places to eat, see and stay in our area of Southeastern Sicily. Our hope is that it will help you when visiting or if you decide to move to this beautiful island of Sicily.

Explore our suggestions about visiting, living, the history, residing, eating out and the many fabulous hotels, B&B’s, guest houses and villas to stay in this mesmerizing, ancient land with it's unique and fascinating people.

Ci vediamo presto!
John and Diana

Giarratana Fireworks


Why not plan to visit one or more of the spectacular celebrations, festivals or feasts of Southeastern Sicily. Check out our events calendar for dates and locations.

Ragusa Ibla

City Info

Some of the most spectacular cites and villages are in this region of Sicily. Come and see what they have to offer.



For fans of the Inspector Montalbano series you have tuned into the right place. Ragusa, Punta Secca, Marina di Ragusa, Scicli and Modica are all featured in episodes of this fascinating Sicilian detective drama.

Ragusa Ibla Bridge

Links & Videos

Your source for more information and fun videos of the area.

Market girls


Looking for something eat, drink, wear, collect or just to remember Sicily? Try one of the local street markets. 

We welcome your questions or recommendations.