Sicily: A Travel Writer’s Perspective – Monday, October 7
Eternal crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has been luring visitors since ancient times. For modern-day travelers, this jewel of an island remains one of Europe’s most appealing destinations, not only for the ubiquitous remnants of its multicultural past – Greek temples, Byzantine mosaics, Arab-Norman palaces and Baroque churches – but also for its gorgeous sea-and-volcano landscapes and its extraordinary cuisine.
Middlebury resident and Lonely Planet author Gregor Clark shares photos and stories from his three most recent research trips to Sicily (2009-2013), with an emphasis on walking opportunities, historical sites and the island’s amazing food.
A lifelong polyglot and former student in Middlebury College’s graduate Spanish program, Gregor has worked as a travel writer since 2000, contributing regularly to guidebooks, cycling guides, coffee table pictorials and feature articles with a focus on Mediterranean Europe and Latin America.