The Sicilians: Installment 3

The Sicilians: Installment 3

Those of you who follow the Times of Sicily regularly will know we have accepted Mark Spano’s memoir The Sicilians for serialization within these pages. Mark Spano is a writer, filmmaker and regular contributor to the Times of Sicily. At this time, we are pleased to offer the third installment, and we invite our readers […]

The Sicilians: Installment 1

The Sicilians: Installment 1

The Times of Sicily Following A Revered Literary Tradition Through the 19th Century, serializing books in magazines was a very popular practice in both Europe and America. Among the authors whose books first appeared as serials are Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas (Sr. & Jr.), Henry James, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Leo Tolstoy, Gustave […]

Back to Basics in Basicò

Back to Basics in Basicò

  “If two hundred people leave Basicò every ten years, and there are no births or relatively few, it will be a ghost town in a short period of time,” says Antonino (Nino) Casimo, now seven months the mayor of Basicò. “The place could die. Isn’t that sad?” Located between between the towns of Milazzo […]