Not a day goes by without painting or sculpting because her daily life is articulated by art, defining time and space through her creations. At 90 years of age, Angela Fodale Palladino, artist of Sicilian origin, but a New Yorker since 1958, prepares her next exhibition surrounded by paintbrushes, drawings, sculptures, and paintings that are taking...

Recently, I enjoyed a Sicilian sojourn with my wife Adele, youngest son Jon, his wife Adrienne, and their two sons Petey and Brock. Landing in the Land of Lampedusa, we decided to start our Sicilian safari by paying respects to the active volcano, Mount Etna. Skiing that terrorizing inferno stubbornly stood out on my bucket list. I’d successfully a...

Earlier in April, Gucci revealed photographs from its latest advertising campaign, which show Michele’s Gucci gang in various poses around the ancient Greek city of Selinunte. The ancient city was founded in the seventh century BC in Sicily. Alessandro Michele, an Italian fashion designer, was appointed the creative director of the house of Gucci i...

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...

There’s a greater sense of ‘going native’ on holiday when you take the decision to travel like a local, not to hire a car or join a package holiday, but to let the train take the strain. Of course, it all looks straightforward, but occasionally things can go wrong – and even if the challenge is quite fun, a few tips can save confusion and frustrati...

“Siamo giovani italiani fuori dall’Italia, ciascuno di noi porta con sé associazioni e comunità da cui tornare e a cui raccontare l’esperienza del Seminario di Palermo”. Inizia così la “Carta del Seminario di Palermo” che sintetizza i lavori svolti la scorsa settimana nel capoluogo siciliano, dove 115 giovani italiani nel mondo si sono incontrati s...

Everyone seems to love traveling in Italy. It’s a land of wonderful food and wine, centuries of history and art, and, of course, that wonderful dolce vita. But while traveling in Italy most of us stick only to the usual suspects – Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Bologna, etc. All are well worth visiting, of course. But there are many othe...

As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...

There is no doubt that religious festivals represent a large part of the traditional Italian heritage. An expression of faith, of course, but also events with a strong social significance and bond of belonging to the community, especially in the South: Leonardo Sciascia, in "Corda Pazza" (Mad rope), about religious festivals wrote that in Sicily th...

The “Italian Diaspora Studies Association”, in conjunction with the Department of Humanities at the University of Calabria, located in Rende, a few kilometers outside Cosenza (Calabria, Italy), has launched a new residential writing program dedicated to the topic of “Cultural Heritage and Memory”. With the Patronages of the Canadian Embassy of Rome...