Piazza Armerina, splendid art city woven into the heart of Sicily, boasts a slew of monuments that tell of its glorious past. Meanwhile, the apple of the citizens' eyes is the Villa Romana del Casale; originally the property of a powerful Roman family, it dates back to the 4th Century A.D.  This majestic Imperial villa, standing tall in the Provinc...

My Pasta alla Norma is contemporary interpretation of classic cuisine. The modern era is characterized by a return to vintage even in the gastronomic field. Genuine and authentic flavors, simplicity and tradition are more often sought after in the recipes; a touch, however, of modernity and creativity is also added.   Cuisine is history and culture...

Given the distances to be traveled and the imperfect roads, conventional wisdom stipulates that even ambitious short-term visitors to Sicily stick to either side of the island. There’s no wrong choice, though it’s the eastern coast that’s home to the majestic Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. That was also the side favored by the Greeks,...

As more travelers see Sicily as an integral part of an Italian holiday and look for places beyond Palermo, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands to visit, the beautiful cities and towns of the Val di Noto are turning up on a greater number of itineraries and enjoying a new buzz. Although they have been luring visitors since the days of the Grand Tour, t...

"I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren't paved with gold; second, they weren't paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them. This well-known quote, said by an Italian immigrant to America, reminds us that life in the new world wasn't easy for o...

The hilltop village of Caltagirone rises like a mirage above the parched landscape of central Sicily. Scrubby plants and olive trees eke out their existence in the sand-colored earth, along with the hardy residents of this town. When the heat reaches toward triple digits Fahrenheit on a typical summer afternoon, the dozens of Caltagirone’s artisans...

Among the contemporary Italian authors and writers, the Sicilian Andrea Camilleri is undoubtedly one of the most popular and appreciated by the general public. Andrea Camilleri, one of the most important Italian authors in contemporary literature, was born in 1925 in Porto Empedocle in the province of Agrigento. After a period in Rome, he spent his...

Tuesday May 21 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, New York, NY 10301. Get tickets here. In Sicily, 1935 a four-year child walks away from her loving family, her mother, her sister and an infant brother, with a great-aunt for a vacation. She spends the next eight years of her...

Nuova, importante, conferma per la Sicilia: è la regione più richiesta dai viaggiatori italiani per il turismo enogastronomico. L’isola si trova al primo posto nella classifica, seguita dalla Toscana e dall’Emilia Romagna. A dirlo è il rapporto sul turismo enogastronomico italiano 2019, presentato alla Bit di Milano. I prodotti di eccellenza sicili...