by David D. Hume
David Hume, who wrote Towns of the Renaissance, and his wife Cathy have continued their adventures in Italy with several extensive circuits of the fabled three-cornered island of Sicily. Like most Americans, they were at first a bit intimidated by Sicily’s reputation for lawlessness and organized crime. But they persisted and found a land that is hospitable to tourists and well set up to take care of them.
Readers of this delightfully anecdotal travelogue will learn about Sicily’s enormous repository of history and encounter amazing works of medieval art, Baroque architecture and the best monuments of the civilization of classical Greece to be found standing today. Beyond that, the food is robust, delicious and inexpensive, and the Sicilians are cheerfully eager to accommodate American tourists.