by Angela Fritz   Early Thursday morning, southern Italy woke up to see this remarkable display — Mount Etna, Sicily's tallest peak and active volcano, was erupting after two years of silence. The sky glowed red above Sicily, seen above from Calabria, Italy's most southern region. The skies were cloudless on Thursday morning and Mount E...

By Russell Shorto   As a writer I've always tended to seek out origins. My first book, about the search for the historical Jesus, was an attempt to get at the "real" story behind my Catholic upbringing.   After living in Manhattan for several years, I wrote "The Island at the Center of the World," a book about the Dutch settlement of...

By Jim Yardley   The 18 coffins were placed in two neat rows beneath the late-afternoon sun as the mayor and other dignitaries took their seats inside the hilltop cemetery. A Catholic vicar-general offered a homily. A Muslim imam unfurled a small rug and knelt in prayer, his singsong voice rising above the stone mausoleums toward the blue of...

Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 - Thursday, March 31, 2016 Hours: See IIC gallery hours Venue: IIC Organized by: IIC In collaboration with: Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania, Scuola di Fotografia and Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia, Le Nove Muse Editrice, Digital History Archives, Credito Siciliano, Sheraton Catania, Miartè Fine Art and F...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - Saturday, June 15, 2013Photographs by Giuseppe LeoneThe exhibit describes the culture and identities of Sicily and in particular of the historic-archeological-naturalistic district of Marsala, from where the Statue of a Youth (the Mozia Charioteer) currently on view at the Getty Villa, comes from. Born in Ragusa where he li...

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 Sol Park   It's not personal, it's strictly business. In one scene of a new novel by former Brooklyn resident Frank J. Pennisi, a group of Sicilians wielding flaming wine bottles full of gasoline have a confrontation with striking Irish workers on the Red Hook docks.   Giuseppe, one of the main characters in the historically-m...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Ragusano DOP is a spun curd cheese made with raw cow's milk using traditional equipment. It is produced throughout the province of Ragusa and in some towns in the province of Syracuse during the fodder season, i.e. November to May. Historically referred to as "caciocavallo...

A molti, il nome di Vincent Schiavelli non dirà granché. Eppure il volto di questo caratterista italo-americano, comparso in centinaia di film (diversi di Milos Forman) è immediatamente riconoscibile: Qualcuno volò sul nido del cuculo, Amadeus, Ghost, Batman - Il ritorno, Larry Flint, Man on the Moon, per citarne alcuni.   Un volto inconfond...

Elisa Martorana, fotoreporter bagherese, sta riscuotendo un grande successo oltreoceano presso la prestigiosa galleria d'arte Casa Belvedere di NY.   Martorana è arrivata alla Italian Cultural Fondation con il suo progetto fotografico Quelli di Bagheria dopo Baarìa, già patrocinato dal Mibac e dal Parlamento della Legalità, conquistando pubb...