© Ellen Barone.

Springtime in Sicily is glorious, the fields blooming with poppies and wild flowers. And what better way to immerse myself in its natural abundance than from the seat of a bicycle? For eight glorious days, I left behind the frantic pace of daily life, rejuvenating both my body and soul on a cycling holiday that I came to call the 'Tour de Pasta'.

To learn more about my adventures cycling the Sicilian coast with Italian cycling specialists Ciclismo Classico  click here to read 'Tour de Pasta'  as published in Epicurean Traveler magazine.