Sicily (Italy): Visions of Iconography

Travel in Sicily can be quite a thrill if you've never been to Italy. It's a region of Italy that is completely separate from the rest of Italy and is therefore considered very unique and mystical. Sicilian pizza is like no other kind in the world, so they say! Sicily is to Italy what California is to America --- a touch of 'strange magic' (for those interested in offbeat travel!).

Sure Sicily is not Rome or Milan or Venice, but then again, tourists in America know California is not Washington or Texas or Florida! However, Sicily offers, like California, something no other place in the rest of the country does --- 'unusual charm.'

Besides the special food and charming landscapes and idyllic villages, Sicily is also a terrific place to hone/sharpen/develop your photography skills, since it offers ancient ruins as well as living idyllic settlements that remind you why travel to Europe is an imagination experience. Make sure you have traveler's checks and ample resources to stay in touch with civilization while you're traveling to Sicily, since you don't want to find yourself lost or directionless in a Sicilian place where natives may not be willing/able to help you find your way back to a major city/hub(!).

Sicily is therefore a perfect alternative travel destination for the adventure, landscape, or even journalism aficionados(!).

In other words, if you're a fan-fic writer (like me!), think about how Sicily will sharpen your imagination about the 'fertility' of appreciating already-naturalized environments and perhaps move you to write a multicultural Wonder Woman (DC Comics) story...


"I traveled to Sicily in the summer of 2019, during my junior year at UCLA, and I was astounded by the Italian region's incredible countrysides and villages that inspired me to someday write a Wonder Woman (DC Comics) novel about the beautiful superheroine taking a mission in Sicily involving the national defense of Italian history(!). Sicily makes me think about the global accessibility of cultural diaries."