"You, Me & Sicily!": Travel Tips to Sicily : 2016

"You, Me & Sicily!": Travel Tips to Sicily : 2016

On this episode of You, Me & Sicily some must -know items before coming to Sicily! All other episodes are a
U Fistinu, Gelo di Melone, Cassata, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

"U Fistinu" of Santa Rosalia in Palermo and Gelo di Melone

In 1624 the populace of Palermo fell victim to the Black Death, the Plague. As the Palermitani prayed, built fires, and collected the dead they...
Chef and Restaurateur, Celestino Drago. Photo Courtesy of Katie Conway

Celestino Drago: Italian Excellence in the LA Food Scene

It could have been a completely different story. Celestino Drago, who comes from the Province of Messina (Sicily), might have become a successful...
Street food at famous local market Ballaro in Palermo, Italy — Photo by gregorylee

Street Food in Palermo

I was utterly charmed by Palermo when I was there less than a week ago. I admit to have been somewhat wary of it last time I visited. It was a...
Sacks of spices, seeds and salty capers from the island of Pantelleria

A day at the Ortigia market, Sicily

My first trip to Sicily was as a six year old, on the passenger ship Marconi, on the way back to Australia. It was the 1970s and the handful of...
Frank Ferrante As Groucho Marx. Photo Courtesy of Frank Ferrante Productions

Conversation with comedian Frank Ferrante and his stage persona, Groucho

The New York Times has proclaimed Italian-American comedian/ director/producer Frank Ferrante (Los Angeles, April 26, 1963) as “the greatest living...
Tommaso Bordonaro signing a copy of his book. Photo credit: Santo Lombino

One man’s tale of joy and woe: La spartenza

La spartenza is a literary jewel, a linguistic triumph and the precious preservation of one man’s journey to the USA from a small town in Sicily...
Sicily Land of Myth

Sicily, Land of Myth

Palermo, Segesta, Trapani, riserva naturale dello Zingaro, Scopello, Erice, Agrigento, Catania, Etna, Siracusa, Cefalù, Castellammare del Golfo,...
La storia della Real Casa dei Matti di Palermo

La storia della Real Casa dei Matti di Palermo

A Palermo, tra il fiume Oreto e Corso dei Mille sorgeva un castello sulle cui basi Roberto il Guiscardo (era il 1071) fece costruire una chiesa...
Giovanni Meli

Giovanni Meli: A Poet Remembered

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli, Sicily’s most celebrated poet, who died of pneumonia on December 20, 1815. Prof...

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