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.