Prickly Pears, a sweet “Sicilian secret”


The prickly pear, as the word itself says, is not a Sicilian fruit. It was “discovered” by the first Europeans who colonized America – then mistakenly called India – and initially it was not thought at all as a food. It was exhibited in gardens and botanical parks as a curiosity to amaze guests or […]

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Medieval Festivals in Sicily


In Sicily, the Middle Ages left very deep traces. Not so much in architecture, which was almost completely replaced by the Baroque one in the 18th century, but in the traditions. Peasant traditions, linked to superstitious rituals, and feudal traditions that recall the descent of the “lords” among their own people. We can say that […]

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