Siciliana melody, the cannolo, sea urchins 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


La Siciliana

La Siciliana is a typical melody in 6/8 or 12/8 and that since 1600 was used by almost all the greatest composers who often introduced it in their compositions.


The cannolo

Cannolo is one of the most loved sweets in the world and one of the symbols of Sicily. But you never stop talking enough.



Out and about in Sicily

  • Cava d’Ispica canyon
  • Canadian War Cemetery
  • Trapani


Almanac of the past

02 June 1743 The count Cagliostro was born

Istituto Luce video The feast of the almond tree in bloom in Noto, 1932

Sicilian saying ‘A maravigghia, appigghia” che significa che uno non dovrebbe meravigliarsi o criticare il comportamento di un’altra persona dato che anche lui potrebbe fare lo stesso.

On March 1, 1790 Sir Richard Hoare, an English nobleman, arrives in Palermo.

Photos of the past A charming woman in 1950 walk close by a group of elders

Photo taken by the website Archivio storico degli Iblei



Vincenza Catanese: the poet of the sea urchins.


Host: Giovanni Vallone from Ireland

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