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
A milestone renovate
Out and about in Sicily
- Walking Montalbano Elicona, Northern Sicily, 2000inhabitants
- Walking Alia, Western Sicily, 3000inhabitants
- Walking Leonforte, inland Sicily, 13000 inhabitants
Almanac of the past
02 September 1840 Giovanni Verga, writer, was born
06 September 1925 Andrea Camilleri, the creator of Montalbano Inspector, was born
Istituto Luce video The balilla and the other children of Mussolini, 1933
Sicilian saying “Aria di fissura, ti porta a sipurtura ” that is to say “Air gap leads you to the burial”, which is used to say when there is a draft of air coming out of a very small opening indicating the fact that, even if its a small hole, the air is constant and sooner or later you will get ill if you don’t plug it.
Photos of the past This photograph is from 1951. It is a water sailsman who, alongside by the tank-cart pulled by a horse, draws the inhabitants through the sound of a horn. This is how drinking water arrived in certain houses a long time ago. He is all filthy and seems to have a watch in his pocket. Who knows if this object is still there and who knows who has it and how ancient it is!
Next weeks in Sicily
17 September San Benedetto feast in San Fratello
24-27 September “Una marina di libri”, festival of the indipendent publishers at the Orto Botanico in Palermo.
27 September Madonna delle Mercede feast, piazza Sant’Anna in Palermo
Host: Giovanna Battaglia from Sicily
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