An island all the way down off the tip of the boot, Sicily is just far enough removed from the trodden tourist paths (Rome, Florence, Venice) that only regular visitors to Italy -- and those with ample vacation days -- tend to make it there. But that’s part of what makes it so special. When you speak of crowded sites on Sicily, you’re talking hundr...

Sanremo occasione di incontro anche per gli amministratori regionali. In occasione del Festival, infatti, gli assessori al turismo di Liguria e Sicilia Gianni Berrino e Manlio Messina hanno dato il via ad un percorso che porterà ad un’intesa di promozione turistica comune tra le due regioni e i comuni di Lumarzo e Lercara Friddi nel nome di Frank S...

Meredith Tabbone's eyes popped at the price of her dream home: A dollar and change. The East Peoria native would have to go across the globe to get it. But she didn’t mind, as she often followed her wanderlust. She just needed faith that it wasn’t too good to be true. She was depending on one of those deals — they seemed to be everywhere last year...

The people of Catania look forward to it all year. On the main days of the festival, from February 3rd to the 5th, the city comes to a standstill to celebrate Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of Catania. The unique event blends devotion, folklore, and tradition. The Christian festival attracts devotees and tourists from all over the world. Each...

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 –...

Grande accoglienza è stata riservata al Governatore della Regione Siciliana e alla sua delegazione durante l’evento che si è svolto Domenica 26 Gennaio presso il Venetian Catering di Garfield (NJ). Su invito del Console Generale d’Italia a New York, Min. Plen. Francesco Genuardi, la neo eletta Presidente, Cav. Sarah Salamone, e il Chairman, Gr. Uff...

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, tens of thousands of Southern Italians and Sicilians immigrated to the American Gulf South. Arriving during the Jim Crow era at a time when races were being rigidly categorized, these immigrants occupied a racially ambiguous place in society: they were not considered to be of mixed race, nor wer...

The Story of Sicily's Greatest Medieval Queen, Margaret of Navarre, Regent from 1166 until 1171. For five eventful years Margaret – who died in 1183 – was the most power­ful woman in Europe and the Mediter­ranean, governing a polyglot realm of some two mil­lion subjects living on Sicily and in peninsular Italy south of Rome in the regions of Campan...

The lower area of the French Quarter has been called “Little Palermo.” Now a free self-guided tour app launched by “New Orleans Insider Tours” provides over forty points of historic interest in the French Quarter and ten spots outside New Orleans as Sicilians migrated. From 1885-1915 over 60,000 Sicilians arrived in New Orleans. Each spot has GPS,...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...