Peter Watson and others in Sicily
Just returned from Taormina. Peter Watson visited in 1950/1, staying at the grand hotel, the San Domenico Palace. Nearby was Truman Capote, who lived there at the time, and also the Englishwoman, Daphne Phelps, at Casa Cuseni. She had a string of high profile cultural visitors and it would be interesting to know if Watson was one of them.
It would be possible to do a little study of which mid-century artists did visit the island. We know Edward Bawden did, and also Julian Trevelyan and Alfred Daniels. Perhaps there were a lot of them. There were certainly plenty of high profile visitors to Sicily around this time (Harold Acton went with Evelyn Waugh on an extremely difficult trip in about 1953).