di Salvatore Giuffrida   Più di venticinque milioni di italiani lasciarono l'Italia tra il 1861 e il 1960. Un vero e proprio esodo, tra i più grandi della storia, al quale è dedicata Partono i bastimenti, la mostra itinerante che dal 16 aprile al 16 maggio ha fatto tappa a Palermo al teatro Politeama per raccontare il fenomeno dell'emigrazio...

By Casey Logan    In 1910, Antonio and Nunziata Pirruccello emigrated from Sicily. They arrived in Omaha's emergent Little Italy neighborhood, where they started a few businesses, owned a number of properties and raised nine children of various talents. More than a century later, the offspring of those children, and the one surviving s...

By Margie Miklas Sicily is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Italy. "If you haven't seen Sicily you haven't seen Italy. Sicily is where the soul of Sicily is." – GoetheThe Sicilian people are also some of the friendliest in Italy. I could describe this southern Italian island in so many ways: beautiful, diverse, amazing, historic...

Small towns that have seen a dramatic decrease in population year after year, hope to reverse the trend this way. In some cases the properties have been inherited by heirs who live somewhere else and not only have no use nor interest but also do not want or cannot pay money in taxes.   The municipality act as "middleman" checking the serious...

The waiter delivers our bottle of chilled Grillo with aplomb. We sip slowly, gazing at the caramel- and vanilla-colored canyons of an abandoned-quarry-turned-upscale-hotel. And then he reappears, serving caprese salad, bruschetta with various olive tapenades and warmed spicy chips.   "No, no," we say, "We didn't order these." "Madam," h...

Rabbit beach, a beach on the island of Lampedusa off the south coast of Sicily, has been named the third best beach in the world based on millions of reviews and opinions by travellers compiled by TripAdvisor.   TripAdvisor described Rabbit beach as an unspoiled nature reserve and "piece of heaven" for it's golden sand and crystal clear wate...

A journey around Sicily and among Sicilians. The attachment to the Italian heritage and the passion to tell stories and help understand culture from a new, extraordinary perspective.   Director Luca Vullo, from Caltanissetta, has put his abilities, knowledge, and interests together and is now one of the most interesting young professionals a...

Bowery Culinary Center, Whole Foods MarketThursday, June 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)New York, NYHands-On & Demonstration, $45 With ancient influences from Greece, Spain, and even North Africa, Sicilian cuisine is as unique as it is delicious. Spend an evening in Sicily as you cook your way through traditional Sicilian fare that shows...

A long-standing Italian tradition will return to Orland Park on Monday, March 9 when the Sons of Italy of Orland Park Leone D’Oro Lodge 2700 host a Saint Joseph’s Table at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. The event begins at 6 p.m.   One of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans, Saint Joseph was the foster...

by Pascal Gangi   My name is Pascal Gangi and I am a graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical-Mechanical Engineering. I was born in Sicily and moved to Revere at a very young age. My Sicilian heritage is something that I hold dear to my heart and I admire the art work that is presented in many of the tradit...