Showing posts from April, 2015

Fisherman's Friend

Giardini Naxos Four years ago we adopted a puppy from the North London charity All Dogs Matter, she was eight weeks old and we called her Daisy. We vowed we would never leave her alone and therefore every year we drive from London to Giardini Naxos for the start of season. Daisy has had many Sicilian adventures now and we have made many new friends since taking her to Sicily, she is a celebrity in her own right in Giardini Naxos and Taormina. She even has her favourite tables reserved at local restaurants. Some of her favourite friends are the local fishermen that we see every day on her walks. One of them who does boat tours to Isola Bella and the blue grotto actually asked if he could employ her to dig holes on the beach to moor his boat in. But she does have a favourite and as the next road trip is approaching I thought I would tell you a little story about one of Daisy's adventures. Evening walk On her morning walks since she first started visiting Sic

Sicily Tour and Excursions by Franco Group

So you have booked your flight and your hotel ... you have packed your swimsuit, suntan lotion and flip flops and you are ready to discover and fall in love with Sicily. At White Almond Sicily I only use and recommend the finest contacts with local inside information and knowledge and one of my favourite contacts is Sicily Tour and Excursions by Franco Group ... they are pretty amazing. Based in Giardini Naxos, and founded in 1950 Vincenzo Franco Senior was granted the first chauffeur license, that allowed a private car service with driver on the island to accommodate the requirements of exclusive clientele. Those that have used the services of this distinguished company have been many, some of the VIP's include The Onassis family and King Farouk of Egypt amongst others. They also continue to provide drivers for the annual Taormina Film Festival every June, escorting Hollywood and international movie stars. Vincenzo senior was a special person who envis