Lately I've been really missing Sicily. My mom was born there, and I used to go every year, and its been over 2 so far...! Plus, I talked to my cousin Melinda over there on MSN for an hour the other days, and she reminded me of the beautiful summers I used to have with her and the whole gang of gorgeous, suntanned, inherently stylish-to-the-bone paesani.

I'm posting some photos of how beautiful, dramatic, sensuous and mysterious Sicilian women are!

Ice Cream and a Moped...quintessentially Sicilian. From

A Veiled Sicilian Actress from a National Geographic Spread on Sicily. I still see this magazine turn up in various rooms around our house, even though its over a decade old by now.

 Also from NatGeo. What I love about this photo is that even though she is hardly in this photo, the woman is one of the main players in this scene, and although your eye is directed towards the old gentleman, you are still very much aware of the woman walking through the door, and you can tell that the old man is too. Well played, National Geographic.

From Michael Robert's book, Shot in Sicily, in collaboration with Vanity Fair.

From Swedish artist Stina Persson's collection of paintings of Sicilian Women

 Madonna in Dolce and Gabanna's 2010 Ad Campaign for the Miss Sicily Bag, below

Monica Belluci for Dolce and Gabanna Sicily

Maria Grazia Cucinotti

Monica Belluci in Malena, a movie where she plays a sexy, tortured single woman in a fox-den of lusty Sicilian and their jealous wives.

Sicilian Actress/Model Margareth Made

Valeria Solarino at the Hotel Timeo in Palermo, photo from NYTimes

Adriano Giannini and Solarino on Mazzaro Beach in Taormina

At Villa Mon Repos

And of course, some everyday Sicilians -

My cousin Melinda and her mom Nunziella

My cousins Melinda, Melania, and Me!

My mom and Melinda on Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands.

Thats all for now, I'm longing for Sicily even more than when I started? Even though I wasn't born there, I feel so Sicilian, it's overpowering!! Do you guys have a place like that, somewhere special that you know you belong to? Share plz!



  1. love this post!i'm from rome but i'm in love with sicily!


  2. What beautiful pics! sicily seems like a great place! :) all the females in your family(and you!) are so pretty

  3. I'm from corleone sicilian and the guys there are too hot and sexy

  4. I love San Vito Lo Capo!! It's Heaven on Earth! ...Peter Grimaldi Ace Electric Motorbikes

  5. I am from new Orleans but my extended family is from contessa entellina siciy...we visit yearly for the pass 18 yrs.....favorite village is all of sicily is great all of the ladies I have meet are super Sicilian family surpass any Italian from Italy.......hands down we are the best


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