In this episode we'll visit Alia, a strange village with woodden doors, many brooms, a mysterious cave and the delicious Pitirri
In this episode of the Cannolo Report:
- News in Sicily
- Out and about in Sicily
- Next weeks in Sicily
- Sicilian Almanac of the past
News in Sicily
Following the news of this episode
Who Sicilians are?
Do we have Arab blood? Or Norman? Maybe Greek?
Are you looking for your Sicilian relatives? We’ll find them
Out and about in Sicily
- Syracuse (Unesco’s)
- Pantalica (Unesco’s)
- Arab-Norman architecture in Palermo area (Unesco’s)
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.
Sicilian saying Sicilian proverbs are like pieces of the gospel (scritta da mettere su Sara) ‘A chiacchiera è bella ma a pagghia s’àvi a trasiri, which is nice to chat but the hay must be entered which means that sometimes you should waste less time chatting and rather think about solving your duties.
Photos of the past We are in the 1920s and Mussolini poses with a group of female fasces and a balilla on the entrance door of a building in Burgio. Sicilian faces of 100 years ago around the Fascist Duce.
Next weeks in Sicily
November 06, in Mongiuffi Melia,feast of San Leonardo, saint patron.
November 11, San Martino feast all around Sicily. It celebrates the Autum.
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 PRESENTED THE CANNOLO REPORT THIS EPISODE WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS, GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA (MAIN HOST) AND SARA FAVARO’ (PROVERBS, EDITING SICILIAN LANGUAGE).
This episode was broadcasted from Sicily