Sicily—an island just a few miles southeast of Italy’s boot-shaped “toe,” this autonomous region of Italy might as well have been kicked to the other side of the world. It wasn’t until a recent trip that we discovered what we had been missing.
Living in the Central Valley, we get off pretty easy when it comes to winter weather. You may feel the frost on the grass crunch under your feet in the morning, and if it’s been an extra cold night, there might even be some ice on your windshield just thick enough to require a scraper. But let’s face it, none of us are shoveling snow and dreading outdoor activities like the rest of the country with the misfortune of not calling California home.