Photos of Life in Sicily



Moving scene in Ragusa Ibla: One old woman giving food to another by pushing the food on a plank.


A fisherman in Cefalù repairing his nets.


Sicilian Carts (archive footage from c. 1949)


sun-dried tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes on the market near the cemetary in Cefalù.


A fisherman in Cefalù.





Graffiti in Sicily is all about love.

Graffiti in Sicily is all about love.





Life in Sicily can be hard, as the smile on the face of this man in front of the cathedral in Catania shows.





Bed bases used to build a fence. You have to be creative. This photo was taken near San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi.



Life in Sicily: the balcony

A balcony near Taormina.


The selfie generation in Cefalù.


swordfish in Monreale

Swordfish for sale in Monreale.


Spectacular tuna fishing (1932)

Source: British Pathé





Abandoned house in the Sicilian countryside.


Near Segesta.



What does the future have in store for these Sicilian boys in Cefalù?



Cats in Cefalù, Sicily.


Fisherman in Cefalù repairing his gear.



fisherman in Trapani, Sicily

A fisherman in Trapani, Sicily prepares his net.


Sicilan wedding

Who stepped on my bridal veil? Sicilan wedding in Syracuse.
Photo: Torild Egge


Wedding in Gibilmanna. Cool car!



Family life under the balcony. Swallows in the seaside-resort Giardini Naxos, near Taormina.



How about a Martini Rosso on the balcony, dear?




Agrigento Blues.




Buying fish on the fish market in Trapani.



Swordfish, market, Catania

Swordfish for sale on the market in Catania.



Serbian ex-soldier now making a living as a beggar in Palermo. The photo was taken at the cemetary in Cefalù.



Polizia Municipale, Castelmola - police car

Police car in Castelmola. No villains will get away here.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily



Bicycle in Sicily

Bicycle on the balcony.
Photo: Torild Egge


Creative solutions in Sicily.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily




Wedding in Monreale, 28 May 2015.



Life in Siracusa


A boy playing melodies from The Godfather near the church Santa Lucia alla Badia (La chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia) on the south side of Piazza Duomo.


Electric wires attached to the wall.
A narrow street in Cefalù.


Recommended reading on Sicily



Palermo contrasts

The contrasts. Palermo.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily



cat in Naxos, Sicily

Cat feeding a kitten. Naxos.



Vendesi (For sale).
Photo: Torild Egge


Sicilian Sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List

  • Agrigento: Archaeological Area of Agrigento (UNESCO)
  • Aeolian Islands: Isole Eolie. The group consists of seven islands (Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea) and five small islets (Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Nera, Bottaro and Lisca Bianca) in the vicinity of Panarea. (UNESCO)
  • Caltagirone (UNESCO)
  • Catania (UNESCO)
  • Cefalù Cathedral
  • Militello Val di Catania (UNESCO)
  • Modica (UNESCO)
  • Monreale Cathedral
  • Mount Etna (UNESCO)
  • Noto (UNESCO)
  • Palermo: Palazzo dei Normanni (The Norman Palace)
  • Palermo: Cappella Palatina (The Palatine Chapel in the Norman Palace)
  • Palermo: Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti
  • Palermo: Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (also known as the Martorana)
  • Palermo: Church of San Cataldo
  • Palermo: Cathedral of Palermo
  • Palermo: The Zisa Palace (La Zisa)
  • Palermo: The Cuba Palace (La Cuba)
  • Palazzolo Acreide (UNESCO)
  • Ragusa (UNESCO)
  • Scicli (UNESCO)
  • Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (UNESCO)




Sciacca ceramics

Glazed plate with geometric and floral motifs in blue and yellow. Made in Sciacca mid 16th century. Photo taken at an exhibition in the Monreale cloister.