"I started La RosaWorks to keep the feeling of my Sicilian heritage alive while sharing what I learned, what I saw, and what I felt on a bike in Sicily many years ago. Sicily is a treasure of an island, below the radar screen of so many American travelers. Countless visits have enabled me to reflect on the proud heart, the natural beauty, and the generosity of the Sicilian people. They are extraordinarily hospitable, and the island boasts attractions and activities to suit all my moods. I’ve been back so many times and in every place I visit, there is something to learn from, something to experience and just plain fun. I hope to lead curious travelers to the island of Sicily and highlight its particularly rich offerings - natural, cultural, historical and, oh, that food and wine!"
A Little About Me
My heritage is Sicilian and my childhood fascination for Sicily turned into a passion. I’m organizational by nature and sharing is in my DNA. My educational background is Finance and Art Education. After a brief stint on Wall Street my working career was non-profit, and my family means everything to me. I’ve sat on many boards, did education research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fundraising of all sorts, sang with the New York Choral Society and was an avid cyclist for many years (even rode a bicycle from Palermo to Agrigento once!).This new journey began in 2008, and La RosaWorks has been arranging tours to Sicily for couples, families and groups ever since. Generally I accompany tours in the Spring and Fall, but most of what I do is arrange tours for clients to go on their own, with hand picked hotels, a team of exceptional guides, and professional drivers and activities that give a well-rounded sense of Sicily’s culture, traditions and history. Working closely with clients to tailor tours to fit personal tastes, interests and goals is gratifying work and my life has been enriched. I love what I do. In addition to tours, La RosaWorks hosts Sicilian wine and food events in the NY area. Please sign up for the newsletter to be kept informed of scheduled tours to Sicily and events.
KAREN LA ROSA of La RosaWorks,
Sicily Cultural Coordinator