The Sicilian Puppet Theatre was proclaimed in May 2001, and subsequently registered in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity The History The proclamation took place in 2008 during the second session of the World Heritage Committee held in Istanbul (Turkey). The Opera dei Pupi was born in Sicily at the begin...

Louisiana, we know, is the creation of many ethnic groups but one that doesn’t always get the credit it is due is the Sicilians. The port of New Orleans was the largest arrival point of migrants from the island off the Italian coast. The group would become very active in agriculture and also influential in food, music, politics and religious celebr...

Enit apre al pubblico l’Archivio storico del turismo italiano. Da oggi sarà visibile a tutti l’inestimabile patrimonio culturale dell’Ente nazionale del Turismo italiano. Oltre 100mila tra diapositive, manifesti e foto digitalizzate e in continuo aggiornamento a mano a mano che riaffiorano i reperti. L’Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo va ora alla rice...

Saturday May 15, 9 pm Italian time, 5 pm Rochester time From May 15-June 27, 2021, Caltanissetta, Italy, and Rochester, NY, sister cities since 1965, will host an online collective exhibition of images of contemporary art from Rochester, Caltanissetta, and Rochester's other sister cities, "Bridges 2--Round Trip" to celebrate the 56 years of exchang...

Situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Aeolian archipelago consists of seven islands of volcanic origin of various sizes, some with craters still in activity, Lipari Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, and Alicudi. Because they represent an extraordinary case to the birth and evolution of volcanic islands, they were designated a UNESCO Worl...

We want to introduce you to beauty and art through the discovery of five of Italy's most famous and attractive theatres: the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro La Scala in Milan. All of these theatres demonstrate how important music and art have alw...

Sicily has made impressive strides over the last few years. For example, consumers had often overlooked local products such as wine and olive oil up until around 20 years ago. Genuine products, no doubt, but the "do it yourself" origins could not compete with the magnitude of the national and international markets.When the Sicilians decided to high...

The Sicilian festival will hold its annual Spaghetti Cookoff May 15 starting at 8 a.m. at Festival Square, 312 E Railroad Ave., Independence, LA. A dessert competition has been added this year. People are encouraged to make their favorite Italian or Sicilian dessert and bring it to the pavilion at Festival Square by 10:30 that morning. The entry fe...

On a visit to Sicily my wife and I traveled to the province of Ragusa to explore the island’s Baroque architecture. Our home base, strategically located near the Mediterranean Sea on the southeast coast of the island was the seaside village of Sampieri, where we enjoyed excellent food and hospitality, local beaches and small shops. Beyond the Baroq...

Italy begins a mass vaccination campaign on the resident populations of its smaller islands as part of a plan to make them 'covid-free' ahead of the summer season. The vaccination programme, which focuses on smaller islands with minimal healthcare facilities, begins on 7 May with Capraia, off Tuscany, and the Aoeolian Islands, off Sicily. The natio...