Sicilian defense, Laudatori, churches, cart drivers 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


Message from the Chief of the Sicilian Government Tourist Office

Come to Sicily, one of the safest places in the world for that concern the Covid-19. We’ll wait for you.


The Sicilian defense

The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the moves showed on the picture. It is one of the most popular chess openings.


The Laudatori or Lamentatori

In Sicily were very famous the songs of the Laudatori, peasants who gather in a tavern, stood in circle all embraced to one another and began to sing the Laudate, religious chants whom words where written by them themselves during the work at the fields.


Sicilian churches

Sicilian churches are one of the greatest heritage of humanity. They follow the articulated history of the island and are daughters of different dominations.


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

  • Coste of Santa Febronia
  • Resuttano
  • The ruins of Poggioreale


Almanac of the past

18 May 1980 Zingaro nature reserve remostrance

20 May 1770 Patrick Brydone arrives in Sicily

27 May 1956 Giuseppe Tornatore was born

Istituto Luce video Conca d’oro orange citrus, 1931

Sicilian saying Cu’ mancia fa muddichi” (Who eats makes crumbs) which means that anyone who does something, for better or for worse, is always judged.

Travellers of the past Sir Richard Hoare arrives in 1790



Two cart drivers of the past


Host: Giovanni Vallone from Ireland

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