Sicily is connected to Italy by the Strait of Messina, a four-kilometer stretch of sea that can be traveled in less than…
In this episode of the Cannolo Report:
Isola delle Femmine
Agata Sandrone, of the Cultural Department of Splendid Sicily, introduces us to the little municipality in Palermo province and the isle in front of it: Isola delle Femmine (literally: Isle of women)
The fishermen and Pittsburg
In early XX century manu fishrmen from Isola delle Femmine emigrated to U.S.A.. And in Pittsburg …
The color of (Sicilian) spring
Eolo Bottaro of the Cultural Department of Splendid Sicily, has realized this wonderful photographic collage
Next Indiana Jones movie will be shooted in Sicily. Benvenuto Harrison Ford
Out and about in Sicily
- San Vito Lo Capo and cous cous fest
- Marina di Ragusa
Almanac of the past
On May 27, 1956, Giuseppe Tornatore was born, the director of many successful films including the unforgettable Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
On June 2, 1743, Count Cagliostro was born in Palermo. an Italian adventurer, esotericist and alchemist. In his life he did all sort of mad things between scams, falsifications and inventions of powders, according to him, miraculous. Often in these scams he was assisted by his beautiful wife Lorenza. After a wandering life in the various European courts, he was sentenced by the Catholic Church to life in prison for heresy and locked up in the fortress of San Leo.
Ancient folk medicine Ugghialoru, or sty – Apply a gold ring to the swelling. But, if you are poor and can’t afford a gold ring, ear wax is fine as well.
The farmer’s advice: in May it is time to harvest broad beans, peas and flax. The vineyard and the olive trees are hoed and the hay is reaped. Pumpkins and cucumbers are planted and artichokes are cut. The first cherries and apricots arrive.
Almost a hundred years ago, several Sicilians emigrated to Australia. And life definitely changed. Here is a postcard sent from the country of the kangaroos to the relatives who remained in Sicily.
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 Isola delle Femmine (Sicilia)
AGATA SANDRONE (MAIN HOST)
CARMELA D’AMORE (NEWS)
JOHN CRISAFULLI (NEWS)
SARA FAVARO’ (SICILIOLOGY)