Legend has it that in 1625, as a plague swept Palermo and killed dozens of people each day, Saint Rosalia appeared before a man. Rosalia, a young Sicilian hermit who died 500 years earlier, told him that if the people of Palermo walked in procession while carrying her relics, to be found in a grotto on Monte Pellegrino, then the “evil fever” would...

“Sono estremamente commossa per queste anime gentili che ci stanno dando una mano”. Ha la voce rotta dal pianto Sabrina Ciulla, fondatrice dell’associazione Anirbas, attività di volontariato che si occupa dei senza tetto e di famiglie bisognose. Ha appena ricevuto la telefonata di Tony Di Piazza, vice presidente del Palermo Calcio, che le ha annunc...

Se il coronavirus non ci si metterà di mezzo i festeggiamenti per la vittoria di campionato cui il Palermo si sta avvicinando, arriveranno fino a New York. Al momento il governatore Andrew Cuomo ha proclamato lo stato d'emergenza dopo la prima serie di contagi. Ma il progetto (barra sogno) di Tony Di Piazza è lì che aspetta puntellato di dettagli: ...

Spring time is the right time to go on a city break, to enjoy the art, history and food of Italian towns at better prices than the high season and at a time where you may find less crowds. Here are five Italian cities we picked from north to south and from the islands, which also offer attractions nearby to go further explore the countryside or the...

Once upon a time there lived an intrepid Roman warlord, feared by the very most because of his political and military ability: Scipio called The African due to his glorious victory against Hannibal in 202 BC, during the Second Punic War. The city of Palermo was a precious ally in the war against Carthage, so Scipio gifted the town with a so called ...

Il 2020 sarà l’anno del volo diretto giornaliero Palermo-New York, operato da United Airlines. United, quarta compagnia al mondo, sarà operativa all’aeroporto di Palermo da 20 maggio, con aerei 767-300. Il capoluogo siciliano sarà la quinta città italiana a port usufruire di un volo no-stop con gli Stati Uniti. I voli atterreranno all’aeroporto di ...

Getting around Palermo is easy. Everything revolves around a topographical and symbolic centre: Piazza Villena. The people of Palermo prefer to call it Quattro Canti, in reference to the four symmetrical façades of the buildings which look out onto the square. Of an octagonal shape, it is located at the intersection between the two main streets of...

Il presidente della Regione Siciliana, Nello Musumeci, ha ricevuto stamane in visita di cortesia a Palazzo Orleans il neo console generale degli Stati Uniti d’America a Napoli Mary Avery. Il diplomatico americano era accompagnato da Patrick Horne, capo dell’Ufficio politico del consolato. «Il legame tra Sicilia e America – ha detto il governatore –...

Italian resorts aren’t like other resorts because there is no country quite like Italy. This is the diverse and multi-layered land that gave the world the concept of la dolce vita, and what its best hotels and resorts have in common is their strong sense of place mixed with easeful graciousness. Beyond that, however, luxury properties are as varied...

The tradition began two centuries ago, when a mid-December procession bearing the Madonna del Triunfu from Palermo to Ciminna arrived later than expected. “They were supposed to arrive at 6 p.m., but they didn’t make it into town until 1 a.m.,” explains Tony Napoli. “They had been eating and drinking along the way, so they were happy and dancing.”...