Where Greece and Rome once met: Taormina

The Greek Theatre is without question the most important feature for sight-seers in Taormina — Photo by samot
The Greek Theatre is without question the most important feature for sight-seers in Taormina — Photo by samot
If you’re an ancient history buff, or if you took Classics in college, you may remember that on one faithful day, sometimes between the 7th and the 8th century BC, the Greeks set foot in Sicily, and never quite left it. They may no longer be there physically (although Southern Italy repletes with linguistic minorities speaking Greek-based dialects), but the greatness of Greece left magnificent marks on the shores of this island: think of the Valley of the Temples, but also of Selinunte,...

To continue reading this story you will need to be a digital subscriber to italoamericano.org

L'Italo-Americano subscribers have FREE access to all premium digital content

Get Your Ultimate Access to all things Italian.

Recommended

The Charioteer of Mozia: meeting the Greek Youth in Siciliy

There are many Greek treasures in Sicily and one of these is on a little island off the coast of Marsala, Mozia. Here, in a small museum that you...
Cannoli siciliani have a huge identity-defining power: Italian bakeries all over the world make of their presence on the shelves a symbol of “italianità” and heritage associated with only a handful of other products. Photo by siculodoc

The sweetest thing: cannolo siciliano and its amazing history

Cannolo siciliano: is there any other Italian dessert this popular in the world? Tiramisù may be one of its more glorious competitors, but cannolo...
The little town of Cascia is known, above all, as the home of one of the most venerated saints in the world, Santa Rita da Cascia — Photo by LisovS

Umbria, Land of Saints and Traditions (Part I): Cascia

There has never been any doubt that the Umbria region in the heart of Italy is a real “Land of the Saints”. Flocks of people come to this side of the...
The Abbey of Montecassino

The Abbey of Montecassino

Slow Tour riding a horse, along the path of St Benedict that leads to the great Abbey of Montecassino, rising up above the Liri valley. Beneath the...
St Benedict's Sacro Speco

St Benedict's "Sacro Speco" (Holy Cave)

The so called Sacro Speco in Subiaco is a place of hermitage that has become work of architecture and art. Here is the cave where the young Benedict...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues