WTI Magazine #37    2014 July, 2Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   When you think about Palermo, between the good things that come to mind you have the sea, the sun, the art, the food and Santa Rosalia, the beloved patron saint. "U festìnu" (the feast) dedicated to her represents the beating heart of this city of a thousand colors, wi...

"Tarocco blood oranges are in from Sicily, Italy", says Kara Wilson with John Vena Produce, Inc. They are grown on the volcanic plain of Mt. Etna, where the fertile soil gives the oranges their deep color and unique flavor.   "Tarocco oranges contain the highest level of vitamin C of any orange variety in the world with a medium size providi...

SICILY, Italy — Two years ago, the J. Paul Getty Museum ended a lengthy dispute with Italian cultural authorities by returning a towering limestone and marble statue of a Greek goddess to Sicily. The sculpture is now the pride of the relatively modest Museo Archeologico in Aidone — and by far its biggest attraction. The tiny hilltop town in centra...

Nel giorno in cui la "Grande mela" esulta per la elezione a sindaco dell'italoamericano Bill De Blasio con una valanga di suffragi, Ragusa piange il suo italoamericano Joe Baglieri, ragusano purosangue.   Ancor giovane, come tanti sogna un avvenire migliore per concretizzare le sue speranze, è il fascino del sogno americano. A Brooklyn trova...

The ruins of the ancient Greek city of Morgantina sit high on a hill in eastern Sicily. There are cherry trees, wildflowers and total stillness, save for the sound of bird song. The area has long been sacred to Persephone; legend has it that Hades pulled that goddess into the underworld by a nearby lake.   It was here at Morgantina, just out...

It is not easy to say something new about a singer everybody called "The Voice": probably the most important and compete artist of the American XX century. Still, as this man was an Italian American, and on December 12 he would have turned 100, we feel important to dedicate one of our interviews to the legend of the great Frank Sinatra. To do that...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Kolymbetra Garden (greek word for a type of pool used in Roman times for aquatic sports) is an archaeological site of great historical, scenic, agricultural and natural importance, located in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. In 1999, the r...

by Maria Lina Bommarito Although Pasta alla Norma is internationally well-known and appreciated, not everyone knows the story of its name. This simple but delicious Mediterranean dish finds its origins in Catania, the Sicilian province where the lively Etna volcano lies.   A true emblem of Sicilian culinary tradition, Pasta alla Norma is a...

by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards   It would no doubt be interesting if one could put an entire region or country on the couch, in psychiatric terms, in order to examine its neuroses and foibles, to highlight where it might be going right or wrong. In the perpetually dysfunctional world in which we all seem to live, the results would be enligh...

Il Centro di lingua e cultura italiana Babilonia è lieto di annunciare la sesta edizione dell'Annual Teacher Study Grant, una Borsa di Studio creata per dar un riconoscimento tangibile a un docente di italiano e italianistica negli USA per il l'impegno e l'eccellenza nell'insegnamento di lingua e cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti. Quest'anno asse...