Arts & Culture

Superstitions, folktales and incantations from Sicily

Superstitions, folktales and incantations from Sicily

Under the surface of established religion in Sicily there is an ancient faith which has existed for longer than Catholicism and still thrives in the popular beliefs of the island. Before the Catholic Church gradually came to Trincaria, many practices as old as Sicily itself, were passed down through time. Everything from folk medicine, nature […]

The truth behind Sicilian ceramic Moorish heads

The truth behind Sicilian ceramic Moorish heads

Sicily is famous for its ceramics, designed in the classic Maiolica glazed style with delicate baroque patterns. One of the most characteristic pieces of Sicilian ceramics and those who stimulate the most interest from visitors are the moorish head designs, which consist of pairs of pots, cups or jars which depict a fair skinned woman and […]

A Sicilian female trinity

A Sicilian female trinity

The cult of the Patron Saint was developed by the early church which used the established pagan desire for multiple gods to lead people towards the Roman Catholic  religion. Reinforced by the Spanish domination of eighteenth century Sicily, the Italian peninsular still finds itself celebrating endless saintly patrons during the year, a tradition also widely […]

Yeats and the Sicilian Twilight

Yeats and the Sicilian Twilight

The Nobel winning Irish poet, W. B. Yeats, had a surprising number of connections to Sicily. Born in County Sligo in 1865, he developed a lifelong fascination with esoteric matters, an attraction that came through most strongly in his earlier poetry. This dabbling in the occult and alternative spirituality led to wide reading on the […]

Borges in Sicily – Book Release

Borges in Sicily – Book Release

In 1984, an aging Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinean writer famed for his stories laden with intertextuality, philosophy, mirrors and labyrinths, visited Sicily. The elderly author was by now blind and had been garlanded with some of the world’s most prestigious literary honours including The Formentor Prize and The Cervantes Prize, not to mention the […]

Palermo in Palermo, The Sound of Rivers

Palermo in Palermo, The Sound of Rivers

Sunday 3rd September – Friday 27th October 2017 Alessandro Librio “Palermo in Palermo, The Sound of Rivers” In the heart of Palermo historical city centre, within the Arab-Norman Unesco’s path, one of the biggest installations ever created. A sound  route covering over 2900 m, 728.296 m² the area supposed to be closed to traffic for […]

Reimagining Sicily Preview

Reimagining Sicily Preview

From June 1 to June 30 (or until we receive 100 survey responses), we are making available an online preview of the new cut of our film Reimagining Sicily. In return for your free ticket, we need for you to respond to our simple survey. (It takes 5 minutes.) Contact us at: reimaginingsicily@gmail.com, and we […]

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