Piazza Marina

Sicily on the Couch

Sicily on the Couch

It would no doubt be interesting if one could put an entire region or country on the couch, in psychiatric terms, in order to examine its neuroses and foibles, to highlight where it might be going right or wrong.  In the perpetually dysfunctional world in which we all seem to live, the results would be […]

The Spanish Inquisition in Sicily

The Spanish Inquisition in Sicily

Sat in a comfortable Victorian drawing room, Graham Chapman from Monty Python turns to the lady of the manor and says “I didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition”.  The doors fly open and in rushes Michael Palin in full ecclesiastical regalia: “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.  Our chief weapon is surprise, surprise and fear, […]