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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 […]

A humble Sicilian olive harvest

A humble Sicilian olive harvest

There is something humbling about participating in a traditional olive harvest. Every couple of years I get to help out my husband and his family gather olives to make oil for our own family. Everyone loves the taste of good high quality oil and simply refuse to do without it. The harvest is only a […]

At ISP, Sicilian kids grow with international mindedness

At ISP, Sicilian kids grow with international mindedness

So, what does international mindedness mean? It is the ability to see ourselves as responsible citizens of the world based on the understanding that the world is bigger than the community in which we live. It’s about making connections with others and better preparing ourselves for 21st century challenges. At ISP we build a foundation for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Times of Sicily Mag Hot off the Press

Times of Sicily Mag Hot off the Press

After 5 years of an increasing and continuing online presence, the Times of Sicily is now proud to say that it is launching its first paper magazine.  It is hoped that Edition 0 2016/17 will be the first of our annual releases, representing a variety of content, from the fields of art, ancestry, current affairs, […]

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