19
Apr
2020

Papyrus, birds, ancestors 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

 

The horrible people

Intro against Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Holland and German politicians who, in the name of money, people can be killed.

 

Bottle-neck

Springtime is coming and in many spots of Sicily happens an extraordinary event: the migration of the birds from South Africa to North Europe. During this amazing journey birds had to rest somewhere. And Sicily is one of the most important bottle-necks (migratory “hotels) in the world.

 

The Ancestors voyage of hope

Visit Sicily and discover your roots. The ancestors “voyage of hope”. Are you searching for your Sicilian ancestors? We’ll find them

 

The museum of papyrus

Let’s go to Syracuse visting this nice museum and admiring this plant on the banks of the Ciane river.

 

Summertime is coming …

… and Sicily is waiting for you. Welcome to the land of bright sun, warm sea, and good food. And friendly people of course!

 

Out and about in Sicily

  • Triumph of the death painting in Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo
  • The monumental Granfonte fountain in Leonforte
  • Byzantine Cuba of Santa Domenica in Castiglione di Sicilia (photo below)

 

Almanac of the past

02 May 1660 Born of Alessandro Scarlatti, Baroque composer

Istituto Luce video A boat travel from Cefalù to Rome, 1931

Sicilian saying Cchiu scuru ri mezzanote nun po fari (Darker than midnight can not do, or when you hit rock bottom things can not get worse)

Travellers of the past Thomas Cole who made his journey to Sicily in 1843

 

Reportage


 

Host: Giovanni Vallone from Sicily

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