Sicily Honor by Assouline
Sicily Honor by Assouline
Sicily Honor by Assouline


Sicily Honor by Assouline

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Sicily Honor by Assouline


Explore the enchanting island of Sicily, known for its rich history, passion, and cultural diversity. From ancient legends to modern films, Sicily's influence is palpable and deeply ingrained in its past and present. Discover the authentic charm and luxury amenities of Villa Sant'Andrea and Grand Hotel Timeo, two properties located in Taormina with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Grand Hotel Timeo boasts a prime location near an ancient Greek theater and the extraordinary Mount Etna.

As a melting pot of cultures, Sicily's architecture, cuisine, and traditions reflect its location at the heart of the Mediterranean. With a history of foreign occupations and rule, the island boasts an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern, European, and African influences. Sicilian cuisine is a perfect example of this cultural fusion, with each dish telling a unique story or legend.

Escape the everyday and experience the romance of this unique island through the pages of Sicily Honor. This book captures the essence of Sicily's multi-culturalism and mythic tales, offering readers a glimpse into its past and present. Discover why Sicily evokes such powerful feelings of passion, intrigue, and pride and why it remains a must-visit destination for travelers.


  • 304 pages
  • over 200 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in June 2023
  • W 9.8 x L 13.1 x D 1.5 in
  • Linen Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781649802170
  • 6.61 lbs.



Gianni Riotta was born and raised in Palermo, Sicily. His father, Salvatore, was an editor at Giornale di Sicilia and had Riotta accompany him on trips across the island. Riotta was editor of Rai’s Tg 1, the leading Italian TV-news program, and Il Sole 24 Ore, the Italian financial daily newspaper. A former columnist at Corriere della Sera in New York, he now writes for La Repubblica. He has contributed to many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Financial Times. Riotta has published two novels set in Sicily: Prince of the Clouds (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and The Lights of Alborada (HarperCollins). Riotta teaches at Princeton University and is the dean of the journalism school at Luiss University in Rome.



Martine Assouline

Martine Assouline was born in the Ivory Coast and grew up in Peru before moving to Europe, where she studied interior design in Switzerland and law in France. Following her studies, she worked in public relations for several companies before becoming the head of communication at Rochas, the French fashion and beauty brand. In 1994, Martine founded Assouline with her husband, Prosper, launching a luxury publishing house offering a new style of books. The company quickly became a leader within the fashion and luxury industries as a world-renowned publishing brand. Since then, Assouline has published more than 1,700 books covering art, travel, design and more, with distribution channels and branded boutiques all over the world.