Patacò, tarantella, caldarroste, mandarini and much more

Testo in italiano


In this episode of the Cannolo Report:

  • News in Sicily
  • Next weeks in Sicily
  • Out and about in Sicily
  • Sicilian Almanac of the past

News in Sicily

Following the news of this episode

New York Times

The popular reader claimed Sicily one of the 52 places to go in the world


In the surroinding of Custonaci the natualistic guide Memmo Gambina, has discovered many solstice stones of thousand of years ago.


A beautiful Greek pianist

Nefeli Mousoura played in the fascinating venue of a ‘600 church in Palermo. She tells us her Sicily.


The “caldarroste”

We meet with Nino “the warrior of the fruit” who sells roasted Chestnuts along the road.


Next weeks in Sicily

  • Weather
  • Feast of Madonna del Soccorso
  • Patacò festival
  • Feast of Sant’Agata

Out and about in Sicily

  • Cava d’Ispica
  • Mandarini
  • Corleone


Almanac of the past

252 d.C Etna eruption

Istituto Luce video Tarantella dance, 1932

Sicilian saying Cu di sceccu ni fa mulu, u primu cauciu e ddo so’ (“Who of a donkey makes a mule, the first kick is for him”. But the real meaning is “he who does good to ungrateful receives immediately ingratitude”)

Traveller of the past W. H. Bartlett, who travelled Sicily in 1852



A Nativity of ancient crafts


Host: Giovanna Battaglia from Sicily

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