For Sicilians, granita isn’t just a refreshing treat – it’s a ritual, as coffee is for many. Brought to the island by the Arabs, Sicilian granita has evolved into an exquisite product that is different from anywhere else in Italy, something halfway between the creaminess of gelato and the granularity of sorbet.  Made with water, sugar and fruit, Si...

Sicily, like the rest of Italy, has long been known as red wine territory. Yet slowly, the whites of Sicily, particularly those grown in the foothills of Mount Etna, have been earning attention as among the most distinctive and unusual white wines in Italy, if not the world. What makes them so different? These are not conventional, fruity whites. T...

If you’ve traveled to Sicily, you’ve likely seen, on flags, ceramics and souvenirs, a strange-looking representation of a female head with three legs attached to it, flexed to form a triangle. That’s the symbol of Sicily, adopted by the island many centuries ago, when it was dominated by the Greeks, now used in the official Sicilian flag. The symbo...

“On behalf of the U.S. Government, I would like to thank all Sicilians for their continued support and friendship. Sicily and the United States of America have a long history of immigration, and a strong relationship based on shared values such as freedom, democracy, human rights, and security. More than 25 million Americans are of Italian descent,...

“Quello di Tony Di Piazza è forse il volto meno conosciuto dai tifosi tra quelli della nuova società Hera Hora“. Apre così l’edizione odierna de La Repubblica, raccontando la storia personale dell’imprenditore nativo di San Giuseppe Jato. L’italo-americano, insieme a Daniele e Dario Mirri, è oggi il nuovo proprietario del Palermo. In passato aveva...

If you’re trying to find long lost relatives, I hope you’re better at it than I am. Last week, I walked the streets of San Vito Lo Capo, on the northwest tip of Sicily, looking for roots and branches of the family tree. But I didn’t have much to go on, and it didn’t help that I don’t speak Italian, or that few people in San Vito speak English. Find...

Most travelers visiting Italy have dreams of days filled with pizza, pasta, and gelato. While you should definitely indulge in these well-known treats during your stay in Italy (since they’re the best in the world here), you might also like to broaden your horizons and sample some Italian delicacies that aren’t so common.  From street food to tratt...

Il Sindaco ha deciso: il nuovo Palermo ripartirà da Daniele Mirri e Tony di Piazza. L’avviso pubblico per l’acquisizione del titolo sportivo del club di Viale del Fante è scaduto ieri alle 20.00. Sei le proposte arrivate al Comune che il Sindaco Leoluca Orlando, insieme al magistrato Leonardo Guarnotta, ha valutato con l’obiettivo di individuare il...

Si chiama Roberta Sanfilippo, ha 40 anni, ed è un piccolo grande genio siciliano che partito dalla Sicilia, anzi dal sud del sud, è approdata a Milano dove ha consolidato la ricerca ed oggi è diventata un oncologo di fama mondiale. Piace tanto agli americani che dopo averla ascoltata di recente a Chicago le hanno chiesto di tornare in autunno a Mia...

Saturday August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Mary Tolaro Noyes shares the dream of finding her Sicilian family—from its origin as a child surrounded by the love of her Sicilian-American family, to its realization on a June day in 1989—and of establishing a lasting connection between them. As a result, the...