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The Sicilian Flag - The 3 legs form a triangle or 'tinacria' from the Greek name for Sicily 'Trinakrius' because of its triangular geography. The face in the middle was originally Medusa but has been softened somewhat. It was created in 1282 but not officially approved until 2000. The colours are from the 2 founding cities, Palermo (now the capital) and Corleone. Sicily is a 20 minute flight from Malta so we decided to spend a few days there.

The Secret Well of Ortigia

The Secret Well For the ancient Greeks in Siracusa, under siege from the Romans, fleeing the city to take refuge on the nearby island of Ortigia was the only option.…

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