Leafing through the photographic archive of Splendid Sicily. The Splendid Sicily celebration of Sicilia nostalgia in all its form
In this episode of the Cannolo Report:
Special Omaha (Nebraska)
Michael Cavalieri and his wife, bella Maria, lead us in Omaha where many Carlentinesi (Eastern Sicily) people emigrated in the early XX century.
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Almanac of the past
On November 19, 1841 Antonino Salinas was born in Palermo, a renowned archaeologist to whom the wonderful archaeological museum of Palermo, one of the most beautiful in the world, was dedicated.
November 16, 1922 The legendary bandit Salvatore Giuliano known as Turiddu was born in Montelepre, in the mountains of Palermo. He did all sorts of things and was killed when he was only 28.
On November 17, 1988, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso was released the film by Giuseppe Tornatore, which won the Oscar in 1989 and which was shot, for its main scenes, in the beautiful village of Palazzo Adriano. During the filming the whole town was involved: some as extra, some simply providing services to the whole cast: hospitality, food, laundry, transport.
Ancient Folk Medicine: Sfilatura, that is contracture – With the right hand rub strongly oil and salt while reciting the Lord’s Prayer and a few Hail Mary
The farmer’s advice (si ripete per tutto il mese): in November we continue to sow the wheat and harvest the olives . It is time for transhumance and therefore the bees are sheltered from the cold and the cows move towards sea climates.
In this photo from the late 1800s there is a Sicilian family. The husband should be the well-dressed gentleman in the upper right. And who might that be watering ? Faces of the past, captured on a happy day.
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
THE CULTURAL DEPARTMENT “SEBASTIANO TUSA” OF SPLENDID SICILY HAS PRESENTED THE CANNOLO REPORT
This episode was broadcasted from Omaha-Nebraska (U.S.A.)
MICHAEL CAVALIERI AND HIS WIFE BELLA MARIA (MAIN HOST)
EOLO BOTTARO (NEWS)
TERESA HARTLEY (NEWS)
SARA FAVARO’ (SICILIOLOGY)
GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA (SPEAKER)