Sicilian Rhapsody is the first travel web series entirely filmed in Sicily, it offers a unique perspective on the luxury experiences you can have on the Mediterranean island.
Back in 2019, when the web series was realized, we didn’t know yet that the COVID pandemic would turn our world upside down transforming tourism as we knew it.
After three years from its realization, the theme explored by the series, a conscious tourism, far from the mainstream routes, is even more relevant.
The British actor Ashley Hames plays Trevor Walker, a disillusioned travel journalist who leaves the foggy weather of London looking for a trip of pure fun, he instead finds a land rich in culture, history and traditions.
Trevor is chaperoned by the capable guide Lucia, played by Rossella Guarneri, who after a few awkward moments with the British journalist manages to lead him to find authenticity in an unexplored land.
Mr Walker’s tour of Sicily becomes an inward journey to find happiness in small things and the occasion to reckon with his past and the history of his family.
The series is realized by Cinnamon Production, an award winning studio specialized in web series, the director Riccardo Cannella succeeded in creating a delicate story, in which the beautiful Sicilian landscapes provide the perfect setting for the transformational journey of the protagonist.
From the peak of Mount Etna to the alleyways of Palermo, from the Eolian islands to the valleys near Syracuse, what emerges in the series it’s a Sicily far from the stereotypes, where the traveler can have a wide range of experiences that combine luxury and tradition.
Dario Ferrante, CEO of Absolute Sicilia and producer of the series, knows Sicily very well and decided to promote Sicilian Rhapsody as a project of territorial marketing. The series aims to highlight the main aspects of tourism in Sicily, linking them not to advertising but to a compelling narrative that shows Sicily in its entirety. With this operation the island becomes the real protagonist of the show and the international audience will be charmed by this unique land and its infinite possibilities.
The ultimate goal of this engaging road movie is to show everyone that Sicily has nothing to envy to other more celebrated destinations, the island can help travelers like Trevor to see things with fresh eyes and appreciate new discoveries. As the protagonist confesses at the end of his journey “The important thing is not the trip itself, it’s what stays with you afterwards. Even more important is being able to share those beautiful moments with someone”.
We hope that this series will help boost quality tourism in Sicily and promote a different image of the island worldwide.
If you are curious about Sicilian Rhapsody you can watch all the episodes on YouTube.