Mt Etna, a new eruption starts on July 19


UPDATE FROM INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY– The eruption has ended on July 21st A new eruption has just started on Mt.Etna. By the dawn of July 18th, the great Sicilian volcano had begun to show signs of nervousness. The volcano, which however had not been quiet for some time, had manifested the first flashes due to […]

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What is a “Trunzu di Aci” and why you should taste it


When the people of Catania want to needle and bother the inhabitants of the nearby baroque town of Acireale, with whom they have always been in a rivalry, they say tyey are “teste di trunzu” (cabbage heads). That indicates their stubbornness, their being hard-headed like the trunzu cabbage that grows on their territory. Besides the […]

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10 reasons why you should come to Sicily


An enchanted island, ignored or denigrated for too long, Sicily is a planet apart. This land skillfully blends incomparable beauty with intolerable defects, human warmth and generosity with incivility. A mixture that makes it so real, otherwise it would have appeared too good to be true, too distant. Sicily is fatalism, expectation, poetic sensitivity and […]

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New eruption from Mt Etna on May 30th


After a long series of small signs and the new tremors recorded in the night, Mt Etna started a new eruption at dawn this morning, 30th May 2019. Unfortunately, due to the Sirocco clouds covering the top tourists and scientists were disappointed for missing the new “show”. Volcanologists must monitorate the event with the help […]

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The Sicilian Puppets Theatre, Art of Storytelling


When newspapers and television did not exist and when schools and books were the privilege of a few people only, history was told  by “storytellers”. These artists told by singing facts and events that occurred over time, along with the heroic deeds of knights and kings. Sometimes they were accompanied by puppets or actors, other […]

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