28
Jun
2020

Motya, Melville and Graham Island, Pirandello 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

 

Motya

Introducing the Phoenician settlement of the VIII century b.C.

 

 

Out and about in Sicily

  • Walking Roccafiorita, Eastern Sicily, 180 inhabitants
  • Walking Giuliana, Western Sicily, 1900 inhabitants
  • Walking Agira, inland Sicily, 8000 inhabitants

Almanac of the past

10 July 1831 preceded by very loud roars, a volcanic island suddenly appears in the southern part of the African sea: Ferdinandea (Graham Island in English)

28 June 1867 Luigi Pirandello was born, a Sicilian writer one of the most authentic who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1934

09 July 1943 the Americans landed in Sicily during second World War.

Istituto Luce video The preparations of the Littorio Theater in Noto, 1932

Sicilian saying “Si veru ca u munnu gira, di cca avi passari” that is to say “If it is true that the world turns, it must pass from here”, which means that sooner or later things will work out. If we have been wronged, the moment will surely come when the event will repeat itself in reverse or settle down.

Photos of the past Children dressed as angels placed on a stage on the occasion of the Easter Holy Friday in Francavilla di Sicilia in 1931

 

Host: Giovanna Battaglia from Sicily

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