Arianna and the Madonie, Etna boom, the embarassed clock and much more


Testo in italiano


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


Geraci and the Madonie mountains

This episode has been broadcast from Geraci Siculo


Etna eruption

February 16th the sky of Sicily turnes on red color!


Arturo di Modica

February 19th has died Arturo di Modica, the famous Sicilian artist who realized the Charging Bull, sometimes referred as the Wall Street Bull  a bronze sculpture. We Sicilians are proud of you Arturo, rest in peace.


The embarassed clock!


PasqualinoMuseum of Sicilian puppets


Out and about in Sicily

  • Stretto di Messina
  • Giudecca
  • Palermo’s Porta Carbone (Street Food)


Almanac of the past

On March 8, 1669 Etna erupts. From this crater the lava reached the sea of the city of Catania, which you see at the bottom. The Ursino castle, which was located on an islet at sea, was surrounded by lava and today is on the mainland.

On March 10, 2019, the plane on which Sebastiano Tusa, world-renowned archaeologist, crashed, a man to whom Sicily owes so much. Sebastiano was a member of our Cultural Department. A big and emotional hug, great Sebastiano

On March 10, 1656, the sculptor Giacomo Serpotta was born, passed down in history for his marvelous stuccos that can be admired in different parts of Sicily.

In this exceptional footage from the Luce Institute of 1936, here are the so-called Maccalube of Aragona, still very popular today, a soil of volcanic origin with these magma ponds that puff up from all sides. The most ancient descriptions of the area are due to Plato and Aristotle.In Roman times the mud gushing from the ground was used for rheumatic and beauty treatments

Ancient folk medicine: Russania (aka Measles) – It is recommended to wrap the baby in a red silk cloth. It is also advisable to make the child drink a good lentil broth and boiled wine.

The farmer’s advise : in March, wheat is still sown, especially in the mountains. Potatoes, beans, melons, peas, broad beans, pumpkins and lentils are planted.

In this beautiful photo from 1951, an elderly woman and a little girl buy water from the vendor horse. The grandmother is in black, forever in mourning; the girl has a jar that she may already be able to carry on her head all the way home.


Next weeks in Sicily

Weather forecasts

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

Feasts and events


This episode was broadcasted from Geraci Siculo (Sicily)







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