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Castelbuono: A Little Bit of Paradise

Castelbuono: A Little Bit of Paradise

Since the 1980s Sicily has devoted increasing political energy and financial resources to preserving the natural habitat of the island and to controlling real estate and industrial development in many areas. The island has a rich soil and provides a climate that supports a wide variety of plants and animals, many of which contribute to […]

Implementing Shared Value and Sustainability in the Sicilian Tourist Industry

Implementing Shared Value and Sustainability in the Sicilian Tourist Industry

A collaborative merger of tradition and innovation that will shortly make clean mobility widely available in Sicily inspired the idea to elaborate a “strategic regional plan for shared value and sustainable tourism in Sicily”. Introduction This paper is a first draft idea of what could become a genuine business model. An idea triggered by a […]

Italo … Sicily’s famous dog

Italo … Sicily’s famous dog

A couple of Summer’s ago, whilst being on The Inspector Montalbano Filming Locations Tour with a friend who was staying with us, we visited the beautiful town of Scicli in South East Sicily. Scicli is one of Sicily’s UNESCO listed Baroque towns and one of my favourites, it is so beautiful with wonderful architecture framed by […]

Lucky Tony D’amico Joins Leeds Super Casino as 200th Employee

Lucky Tony D’amico Joins Leeds Super Casino as 200th Employee

The £30m Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds, UK is welcoming its 200th employee – all the way from Sicily. Antonino D’Amico has travelled more than 1,800 miles to follow his dream of working at the impressive new super casino in Leeds. The 29-year-old from Palermo in Sicily is the casino’s 200th employee and has taken […]

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON?

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JACKIE ROBINSON?

Contributed by F. Anthony D’Alessandro Children who are perfecting baseball skills on steamy sugarcane plantations or inner city lots, as well as African-American and other youthful enthusiasts speaking Korean, Japanese, and Spanish, have the opportunity to realize their diamond dreams because of Jackie Robinson’s courage. Robinson’s sacrifices single handedly opened our national pastime (baseball) to […]

Reopened in Palermo the American Consulate

Reopened in Palermo the American Consulate

On Monday, April 3, Shawn Baxter, the Cultural Attache responsible for Social Affairs, reopened the headquarters of the American Consulate together with Palermo’s Honorary Consul, Barbara Cucinella, and the city’s Mayor, Leoluca Orlando. Numerous professionals, artists, scholars and American researchers who live, study and work in Sicily were present.  “The relationship between Sicily and the United […]

LESSONS ON HOW TO RECLAIM A CITY: ADDIOPIZZO

LESSONS  ON  HOW  TO  RECLAIM  A  CITY:   ADDIOPIZZO

As I stood under the tree in front of Teatro Massimo, the opera house in Palermo, listening to Stefano explaining the origins of Addiopizzo (Goodbye  Protection Racket), I couldn’t help but be fascinated and in awe of this young musician who had voluntarily taken on such a brave and laudable cause.    Well-travelled, multi-lingual and with […]

Ragusa Ibla and the Big Quake

Ragusa Ibla and the Big Quake

Spanish control of Sicily began to crumble during the 17th century. With about only 4,000 troops to control the island Spain was not able to squash riots in Palermo and Messina, riots over a lack of bread, unfair taxes and laws against using flour to make sweet pastries. Sicily without pastries. No wonder there were […]

SICILIAN RESTAURANT REVIVES THE ICONIC STOCKPOT

SICILIAN RESTAURANT REVIVES THE ICONIC STOCKPOT

Traditional English breakfast alongside authentic Sicilian granita Enzo Oliveri: “Pure London spirit” LONDON, 21 March 2017 – Traditional English breakfast alongside authentic Sicilian granita, brioche and blood orange juice; Italian restaurant “TastingSicily Enzo’s Kitchen” in Piccadilly has a new menu offering two popular meals side by side and revives the iconic “Stockpot” brand at the […]

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