Carl Distefano è un cittadino americano nato nel Nebraska che per lavoro si trasferì a Los Angeles. Da un paio di mesi risiede a Catania e di tornare in America non ci pensa proprio. Noi lo abbiamo intervistato per capire a fondo le ragioni della sua scelta. Come prima cosa gli abbiamo chiesto perché avesse scelto di venire a Catania se abitava in...

by Claudia Baroncelli   With the Arab-Norman itinerary in Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale officially added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sicily keeps on rocking with both its unique architectural and historical heritage. Here's more.    From the breathtaking landscape of Mount Etna to the stunning...

The Etna, in Sicily, is the higher volcano in Europe. A black mountain, covered in ash from which emerge lava rocks. This landscape, arid an inhospitable, is the ideal soil for Pistachio growing, the "gold green" of Bronte, appreciate all over the world.   Its main characteristic is the intense green color and the sweet, delicate, aromatic t...

Lawrence Ma. native Alfred M. Zappala was named General Manager today of the Elephants Catania American football team in Catania, Sicily bringing decades of experience to one of the most storied franchises in the Italian Football Federation (IFL). The Elephants play in the Second Division of the IFL and he was brought in to help reorganize the...

Iniziative a supporto di un nuovo ecosistema per l'imprenditoria giovanile siciliana presentate martedì 25 e mercoledi 26 settembre nelle Università di Catania, Messina, Enna e Palermo. Il primo appuntamento de l tour Fulbright in Sicilia sarà martedì 25 alle ore 10.30 a Catania, nell'Aula Magna del Dipartimento Economia e Impresa dell'Università...

Il vice sindaco di Catania Marco Consoli ha ricevuto dalle mani di Kathleen Doherty, vice ambasciatore Usa in Italia, la lettera d'invito a partecipare all'International visitor leadership program nel corso di una breve cerimonia svoltasi nel Salone Bellini di Palazzo degli Elefanti.   Il programma di scambio culturale Ivlp,finanziato dal Di...

With the aim of promoting the idea of Italian creativity and excellence, the Comitato Leonardo, the Italian Quality Committee, an association of entrepreneurs promoting "Made in Italy" brands worldwide, just concluded a successful event focused on agroindustry. Organized in Catania, a city in the hearth of Sicily, this conference stressed the impor...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Francesco Messina was born on December 15, 1900 in Linguaglossa, a small town near Catania, languishing in the shadow of Mount Etna. Like many other poor Southerners he grew up outside his native Sicily, residing wherever his family could find work.   Instead of making the arduous trip across the Atlantic to th...

VISITING FRANK Cornelissen 's winery means driving along a dangerously winding road that starts on the shores of the Mediterranean and ends high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Cornelissen, a wiry Belgian-born winemaker, has spent more than a decade in the volcano's northern valley, often sleeping in his cellar, always toiling in his vineyards and for...

Bronte is a Sicilian town of about 20,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the province of Catania and is famous all over the world because is the major centre of the production of pistachio nuts. Located at the bottom of Mount Etna, the volcano that Sicilians love to call 'AMuntagna (i.e. 'the mountain' in local dialect), Bronte offers the perfect h...