19 February 2016

On the Trail of Dolce & Gabbana in Sicily

As we all know, Dolce & Gabbana is a real fashion powerhouse. Founded by two Italian designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, this brand is known for collections reflecting classic Italian fashion inspired by the 60s. The founders come from different sides of the country (Milan vs. Sicily), but they both shared a common passion that has resulted in an empire worth hundreds of millions of pounds by now. Following the trail of one of the founders, Domenico Dolce, let’s visit his homeland Sicily. 


As for accommodation, it's a child's play. Just browse the Internet, book your flight and choose the best place to stay. Websites like Wishsicily.com will be of help, as they offer many types of villas in Sicily where visitors can stay during their holiday on the island. Ready? Let's explore!
Polizzi Generosa is a small town near Palermo where Domenico was born in 1958. Located in the Madonie Mountains, it played an important role in the history of Sicily when it drove out Arab invaders. The main piazza features the ruins of an old castle. Another interesting spot is Piazza XXVII Maggio at the end of Via Garibaldi, that provides a magnificent view over the highest peaks of the Madonie Mountains.
Palermo, being closely located to Polizzi Generosa, is definitely a place to visit. It is also one of the favourite places of both designers. There are really a lot of places worth visiting: the street market La Vucciria, where the sights, the sounds and the smells will entice; Quattro Canti, officially Piazza Vigliena, is a square flanked by four ornate Baroque buildings from the 1580s and each corner features a fountain and a statue of a patron saint representing every season; Palazzo dei Normanni, a 19th century palace with remarkable Byzantine mosaics.
When the couple visits Sicily, they stay in their home in Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands. Reachable by boat, you will have the opportunity to experience the local and unique ambience. There are amazing traditional shops on small streets and on Saturday mornings, a market near the harbour opens to sell a vast array of delicious Sicilian foods.
Wouldn't it be exciting to visit and experience places connected to someone like Domenico Dolce?

Written by M.D
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