Perched on top of a fortress 750 meters above sea level, overlooking the underlying Sosio valley, stands an ancient Sicilian little town:…
In this episode of the Cannolo Report:
The Devil’s beating
A curious Easter tradition in Sicily
The lava ash of Giusy Trovato
Look what this Sicilian artist works with
Bench Siciliana: Agatino, Cleo and me
“I was born inNew York, when I was a child …”
Out and about in Sicily
- Dancing Satyr
Almanac of the past
On April 13, 1597 Giovan Battista Odierna, astronomer and priest, was born in Ragusa. He compiled a catalog of comets and other celestial objects containing some 40 entries, including at least 19 real and verifiable nebulous objects that might be confused with comets. The asteroid 21047 Hodierna was dedicated to him.
Agata Sandrone of our Cultural Department introduces us to the romantic world of the Sicilian woman of the past between signs of understanding and objects of seduction.
Ancient folk medicine: Reuma (or Rheumatism) – Rub in the sore part Ogghiu of Scurpiuni, which is an oil in which scorpions and tarantulas have previously been cooked. Another excellent remedy is to pass an Ogghiu di Crassentuli, which is an oil in which earthworms have been infused.
The farmer’s advice: in April, the third plowing of the wheat is done, the beans are hoed, the vineyard is cleaned and pumpkins, melons, beans, peppers and tomatoes are planted.
Cotton is also planted and pomegranate, fig and peach are grafted. The cows return from the sea to the mountains.
Two beautiful drawings from 1853 when Bartlett visited the island: Catania with fishermen on the lava rock, the domes of the Cathedral and the gigantic Etna in the background; and Palermo with its superb Cathedral.
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
Feasts and events
THE CULTURAL DEPARTMENT “SEBASTIANO TUSA” OF SPLENDID SICILY HAS PRESENTED THE CANNOLO REPORT
This episode was broadcasted from Palermo (Sicily)
SARA FAVARO’ (MAIN HOST)
MICHAEL CAVALIERI (BENCH SICILIANA)
SARA FAVARO’ (SICILIOLOGY)