Back in the day, episode 2
Leafing through the photographic archive of Splendid Sicily. The Splendid Sicily celebration of Sicilia nostalgia in all its form
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Sicily is an island that has always been aimed by peoples of every era. Its position in the center of the Mediterranean made it a strategic point of great importance. And that is why this small island has had so many rulers.
Eliana Calandra joins to our family. She is the Director of the Historical Archives of the Municipality of Palermo, of the Sicilian Ethnographic Museum “Giuseppe Pitré” and of the city library system. Paleographer, ethno-anthropologist, passionate about books and reading, author of many specialist publications. All together spreading our culture all over the world.
Let’s speak Sicilian language together. Are you ready?
21 October 1783 Domenico Antonio Lo Faso Pietrasanta Duke of Serradifalco was born in Palermo. Scholar, architect, student of archeology and architecture (mostly in Sicily) he wrote several works on ancient and medieval Sicilian monuments.
Sicilian saying “A casa capi quantu voli u ‘patruni” which means that when you want to host someone, it doesn’t matter if your house is small. Whoever wants to do it will find a way. As if to say that “where there is a will, there is a way”.
Photos of the past This photograph dates back to 1928. In front of poor houses, a family is intent on loading furniture and bags onto a truck to escape the lava flow of the erupting Etna, in the village of Mascali.
From October 24 to November 11 -05 “Profumi e Sapori dell’Etna – Etna da Gustare”, in Nicolosi. Wine, ricotta cheese, vegetables and many other foods to taste.
Slurp slurp … let’s see what the greengrocer propose this time
Slurp slurp … let’s see what the fishmonger propose this time
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Sicilian current affairs programme: local news stories.
Easter, Demeter, Spaghetti ai ricci and much more