We are in Comiso, one of the capitals of Sicilian Baroque. Here it is the nice Natural History Museum.
In this episode of the Cannolo Report:
A town in the inland of Sicily rich in architectural beauties
The Roman skeleton
In Sicily as soon as you dig some evidence of the past comes out.
The oldest crab ever!
Is Sicilian, of course and was discovered by our members, the scientist Gianni Insacco
Out and about in Sicily
- Cefalà Diana
- Campi Leontini
Almanac of the past
On May 11, 1860 the Italian leader Giuseppe Garibaldi and his thousand soldiers landed in Marsala. Shortly thereafter, Sicily, after two thousand years of different dominations, will pass to Italy.
Ancient folk medicine: Pudagra, or Gout – Gout is the desease of the rich because it is often caused by too much meat consumption. According to the ancient Sicilians the best way to heal from it is to take male urine and put it in the red area and this will work for sure.
The farmer’s advice (si ripete per tutto il mese): in May it is time to harvest broad beans, peas and flax. The vineyard and the olive trees are hoed and the hay is reaped. Pumpkins and cucumbers are planted and artichokes are cut. The first cherries and apricots arrive.
Here is the world according to Hecateus, in the fifth century BC. This is the original version and this is the reconstruction. America is missing, Italy always gives a kick to Sicily and way up, in the North, according to the ancients, the world ended with the mythical Hyperborea, a perfect town, illuminated by the bright sun for six months a year. And in a certain sense he got it right since things are really this way at those latitudes.
Next weeks in Sicily
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
THE CULTURAL DEPARTMENT “SEBASTIANO TUSA” OF SPLENDID SICILY HAS PRESENTED THE CANNOLO REPORT
This episode was broadcasted from Leonforte (Sicily)
IRENE VARVERI NICOLETTI (MAIN HOST)
GIANNI INSACCO (NEWS)
AGATA SANDRONE (NEWS)
EOLO BOTTARO (NEWS)
SARA FAVARO’ (SICILIOLOGY)
GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA (SPEAKER)