24 Hours in Ortigia

With its old and restored baroque architecture, Southern Sicilian food – a unique blend of ancient Greek and Arabic cuisine – and legendary Sicilian culture steeped in over 2,700 years of art and history, it’s no surprise Ortigia is one of Sicily’s most popular destinations. From its tight-knit medieval lanes pleasant for strolling, the abandoned palazzi, seafront churches and picturesque alleys, here I share where to go, what to see, and how to most enjoy the colorful and vibrant destination.

Luxury Stay In Sicily: Casa Di San Giorgio

Stepping into the cave dwelling is like going back three centuries. The breath-taking abode is made of local stones, antique floors, black stone called “Pietra Pece” – a speciality of the Ragusa and Modica area – and decorated with 18th Century Majolica pottery from Caltagirone.It is this preservation of 18th century remains and charm that make this ancient city a UNESCO heritage site.

Modica Is Love

An evening out in Modica, Sicily, the birth place and inspiration of Dolce & Gabbana. On our way to the renowned restaurant Osteria Dei Sapori Perduti, frequented by all the locals of Modica, we stopped by a picturesque balcony to take pictures of the scenic town at dusk while wearing my Dolce & Gabbana dress, well-suited for the occasion.

The Ultimate Seville Travel Guide

Sevilla’s charm comes from its Moorish influence. The narrow, winding streets endeavor to block the sun and hot African breezes from filling the maze-like cobblestone streets, the whitewashed houses and Baroque facades enchant travelers at every corner and the flamenco shows echo throughout the night–it is truly a city for the senses.

Eat, Sleep and Experience Granada

Alhambra photography travel guide what to see what to do

The epitome of España: Granada. Traditions are set in stone, flamenco shows echo around the whitewashed streets, and nights are spent drinking and chanting songs down the strikingly narrow streets. Indulge in the local Arabic markets that are a mass of color and scents with goods from each shop spilling out into the alleys, as you […]