Professor Gaetano Cipolla presented his new book, Learn Sicilian II, just published by Legas, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan on November 30, 2021. The event, which was open to the members of the Foundation and to the public, was attended by Arba Sicula members from the tri-state area and by lovers of Sicilian culture. One person c...

It is the French association Les Grandes Tables du Monde to have decided the best pastry chef in the world: the Italian Giuseppe Amato is the "Meilleur Patissier 2021", a significant title for the first time assigned to a pastry chef. "I'm very excited," commented the moved Sicilian pastry chef, who immediately thanked chef Heinz Beck, "he believed...

A lovely place, full of childhood memories and beautiful colours. Erice is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy, with a long and troubled history. Founded by the Phoenicians, Erice was destroyed by the Carthaginians during the First Punic War, saw a steep decline during the Arab domination and went back to its glory days with the No...

I once spent an entire summer in a small town in Sicily and it was there, one evening, that I caught a glimpse into la passeggiata that theretofore had escaped me. The other times that I had witnessed it were typically in medium sized cities, and the feeling there was something you would experience at a free concert in the park or some similar even...

While European governments weigh up new mandates and measures to boost the uptake of Covid jabs there is on the slopes of Sicily’s Monte delle Rose a village with a vaccination rate that defies mathematics: 104%. The figure is in part a statistical quirk – vaccine rates are calculated by Italian health authorities on a town or village’s official po...

As travel restrictions continue to ease up across the globe, Hollywood stars have returned to their international jet-setting ways. Sicily has been one of Hollywood’s favorite vacation hot spots this year — Jon Hamm, Harrison Ford and Stanley Tucci have all been spotted vacationing on the Mediterranean island — given it’s a place where travelers ca...

A slow travel is like cuddles for the soul, a gift we can make to ourselves to rediscover the joy of savouring a moment without haste. In Italy there are many ways to do exactly this, but one of the most fascinating is to board an heritage train to travel like our grandparents did. Pulled by steam locomotives on tracks that have sometimes been aban...

“It is a useful publication for understanding the event of migration across the Italian ocean in the second half of the nineteenth century which, by its mass character, contributed to defining a particular form of settlement in the reality of the United States. It is very interesting to note that, at that historical point, there are still documents...

Is there any country on earth that wears its history as lightly as Italy? Roman ruins sit cheek by jowl with Renaissance palazzos, while modern skycrapers cast their long shadows over neoclassical cathedrals. But there are many more reasons why this is the fifth most visited country in the world – the rolling landscapes of Tuscany, the sandy beache...

Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Greece, Egypt, Israel and Turkey are the underwater archaeological sites of European cultural itinerary "Mediterranean Underwater Cultural Heritage" to be presented on November 26 during the Mediterranean conference on underwater archaeological tourism at the Mediterranean Bourse of Archaeological Tourism in Paes...