In this episode we'll visit Alia, a strange village with woodden doors, many brooms, a mysterious cave and the delicious Pitirri
In this episode of the Cannolo Report:
- News in Sicily
- Out and about in Sicily
- Next weeks in Sicily
- Sicilian Almanac of the past
News in Sicily
Following the news of this episode
3000 years of Sicily
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.
Cultural Department “Sebastiano Tusa” of Splendid Sicily: new member
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?
Out and about in Sicily
- Walking Palazzo Adriano, Wester Sicily, 2000 inhabitants
- Walking Fondachelli Fantina, Northern Sicily, 1000 inhabitants
- Walking Calascibetta, inland Sicily, 4000 inhabitants
Almanac of the past
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.
Next weeks in Sicily
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.
The fruit seller
Slurp slurp … let’s see what the greengrocer propose this time
The fish seller
Slurp slurp … let’s see what the fishmonger propose this time
THE CULTURAL DEPARTMENT “SEBASTIANO TUSA” OF SPLENDID SICILY PRESENTED THE CANNOLO REPORT THIS EPISODE WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA (MAIN HOST) AND SARA FAVARO’ (PROVERBS, EDITING SICILIAN LANGUAGE).
This episode was broadcasted from Sicily