The first week of February sees the 77th edition of the Sagra del mandorlo in fiore in Agrigento's Valley of the Temples (Feb. 2-9), a party to welcome spring and observe the blooming of the almond trees. Throughout the years, the event has become ever more international, while at the same time maintaining its original cultural significance, with...

Il Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività culturali e del Turismo ha ricevuto notizia della valutazione positiva della candidatura Unesco "Palermo arabo normanna e le Cattedrali di Cefalù e Monreale" giunta dall'Icomos, l'organismo internazionale consultivo di riferimento per il patrimonio culturale.   La candidatura, svoltasi con il coordiname...

Questo bellissimo video vi porterà a vedere e conoscere la splendida città di palermo come non l'avete mai vista. Potrete ammirare tanti tramonti colorati con panorami mozzafiato e i bellissimi posti che la nostra città offre.   Il video realizzato da Giorgio Corsino è un autentico capolavoro e presenta dei numeri pazzeschi: 8 mesi il tempo...

Authorities in Sicily have canceled their loan of a collection of important antiquities for a U.S. tour, upending the Cleveland Museum of Art's plans for a major exhibition set to open in September, The Plain Dealer reports.   The move comes several weeks after cultural officials in the Italian island province complained to the Getty Museum...

by Claudia Astarita   The European Commission has recently approved the 2014-2020 Operative National Programme devoted to 14 metropolitan Italian cities. The main goals the intervention pursues are in the field of digital agenda, energetic efficiency, sustainable mobility and social inclusion.   The targeted cities are located in the...

January 28, 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm, Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, New York   Giovanni Meli, "The Poet of Sicily," was an Italian poet and man of letters. He is considered one of the most important dialect poets of eighteenth-century Italy. Emeritus Professor Gaetano Cipolla, president of the...

di Valentina Barresi   In the heart of Western Sicily, lays a ghost-town that managed to survive its darkest hour, defying the elements and people's indifference while miraculously remaining standing. In a passionate struggle against time and neglect the small baroque center, rich of art and history but forgotten until yesterday and desecrat...

by Angelo F. Coniglio   Lee Coppola, a fellow Sicilian-American, recently reviewed "My Two Italies" for The News. It's a book by Joseph Luzzi that tells of the disdain many northern Italians have for "southerners" (those from the south of Italy and Sicily). It led me to reflect on an experience I had in the '50s while serving with the U.S. A...

The Sicilian Festival, the first festival to be held in San Diego's iconic Little Italy neighborhood, has announced that it will become part of the annual Little Italy Festa beginning October 11, 2015. For 21 years, the beloved Sicilian Festival was the labor of love for a small group of volunteers whose goal was to preserve the heritage and cultu...

Not much changes in the Sicilian town of Noto -- just ask Great Kills resident Mario Belluomo.After emigrating from the Italian city as a child, the 61-year-old professional photographer and court officer decided it was finally time for a return to his roots. He visited Noto, located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, and several other parts of...