One of the most spectacular examples of ancient Greek civilization in the Western world, the Valley of Temples in Agrigento is, for good reason, one of the most visited attractions in Sicily.  It is an archaeological park that contains several Doric temples, some of them preserved in excellent condition. These temples date back to the Hellenic peri...

If you want to know the best places to visit in Sicily then make sure to ask an expert. Our friend Karen La Rosa from Sicily tour specialists La RosaWorks is exactly that person. Her passion for Sicily is infectious and in this article she shares the unmissable towns and sights of this fascinating island. For years, the Italian mainland has been th...

Quale sarà la Capitale italiana della cultura 2022? A chi passerà il testimone Parma, che, causa pandemia, terrà  in mano il titolo un anno in più del previsto? La corsa è vicina al traguardo: oggi e domani si tengono le audizioni delle 10 città finaliste e lunedì dovrebbe arrivare la decisione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per...

Citrus cultivation developed in the Ribera valleys at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but it was only in 1930 that it reached truly high standards of quality. This was when the cultivation of the Brasiliano and Washington navel varieties began, which gradually replaced the old acidic varieties with lots of seeds.  This specialization conti...

On December 11, 2020, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the outgoing Archbishop of Naples, Italy, announced that he was opening a case on the beatification of King Francesco II of the Two Sicilies. If approved, the Vatican will begin an investigation into the “heroic virtues” of the King, which is the first step towards canonization; His Majesty will then...

Sicily: land of sun, history, Baroque, traditions and crafts. When you discover it, you are struck by the richness of colors that joyfully invade everyday objects, clothes and accessories; whoever visited it wants to bring a piece of the wonderful Italian island. Therefore, we have written a mini guide to the shopping of objects made in Sicily, als...

In Sicily, pistachio is real excellence, as it is the only region that produces it. In Sicilian dialect, the pistachio is called "frastuca", while "frastucara" is the name of the tree that produces it. With their sweet and salty flavor at the same time, the extraordinarily crispy texture, although oily, pistachios are undoubtedly among the most bel...

Congratulations to NIAF Member and past NIAF scholarship recipient Barbara Lynn Palermo for her new book Over the Sicilian Moon. The story entails an American couple pursuing Italian dual citizenship, retiring in Sicily, opening a small bed and breakfast, and meeting Sicilian family members for the first time. Their story includes the arduous and l...

Joe Tacopina-Catania, ci siamo. Il noto imprenditore italo-americano ed ex presidente del Venezia e SIGI hanno raggiunto l’accordo definitivo per la cessione del club etneo: a darne certezza è stato l’avvocato Giovanni Ferraù – fra i principali esponenti fra i soci di SIGI – che tramite i propri canali social ha indicato il 9 gennaio come la data d...

Anno nuovo…vita nuova. Il 2021 non vedrà infatti Tony Di Piazza nell'organigramma del Palermo. L'imprenditore italoamericano fa un passo indietro: il suo futuro sarà ufficialmente lontano dalle vicissitudini del club. Lo ha annunciato lo stesso Di Piazza ieri sera durante l'assemblea dei soci.  Una scelta che almeno questa volta sembra definitiva....