WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Lucio Luca      Translation by: John Cabot University   Have you ever googled the words "Sicily" and "America"? Hundreds of thousands of results appear but what is immediately evident is that the overwhelming majority refers to Cosa Nostra bosses in the U.S., Italian-American Mafia, the murder of Joe P...

Tiziana Ciacciofera Triolo è una palermitana doc trasferitasi oltreoceano tre anni fa portandosi dietro un ricco bagaglio di esperienza nel settore del management e delle pubbliche relazioni, anche se una delle sue più grandi passioni, è l'amore per la cultura e le tradizioni Italiane.   Oggi Tiziana vive a Houston, nel Texas dove dirige la...

Si inaugura mercoledì 15 aprile alle ore 18 presso la Sala Gialla del Politeama "Partono i Bastimenti", la mostra a cura di Francesco Nicotra dedicata all'emigrazione italiana nelle Americhe. L'inaugurazione è preceduta dall'anteprima stampa alle 16.   Al centro il "grande esodo" definito dagli studiosi il più rilevante movimento migratorio...

While waiting for my order (panelle and arancini) today at Ferdinando's Focacceria (151 Union Street) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, chef and owner Francesco Buffa was kind enough to show me a couple of pieces of his grandfather's old carretto (cart) from Carini, Sicily.   Intricately detailed, Sicilian carts were often decorated with chivalr...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Carota Novella di Ispica first made their appearance in 1955, but were not cultivated and exported until 1968. The merit for this goes to the Curto farm, which also indicated the production area under the Carota Novella di Ispica name, which was later established defin...

For 78 years it happened on September 8. The streets of this Italian East Village neighborhood in New York City were strung with banners and lights and a replica of the black Madonna del Tindari was paraded through the neighborhood and brought to the window of a small chapel that couldn't hold more than a dozen people at a time.   Sicilian i...

The Scalabrinians increase the presence in Syracuse. The two Junior Sisters arrived to give support to the three Sisters who opened a "first-line" community in assisting the migrants who come on the shores of Sicily. The two are Sister Andri Boas (Brazilian) and Sister Catherine Petalcurin (Filipino).   "The mission has met with great succes...

La cucina è magia, e con un moto d'orgoglio possiamo dire che quella mediterranea è senz'altro la più ricca in fantasia. Per celebrarla si è inaugurata a Houston, in Texas, la "Settimana della Cucina Mediterranea", una manifestazione che durerà da sabato 11 a sabato 18 maggio, inquadrata nel contesto dell'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uni...

There is plenty for tourists to take in at the Ortigia market in Syracuse, Sicily: the distinctly southern Italian hum of the crowd; spices and vegetables so diverse they could color a rainbow and the calm blue sea in the distance.   But just wandering around this site, where Archimedes is said to have once helped the Greeks fight the Romans...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   Speaking of Italian Baroque is always very generalizing and sometimes an understatement. There are examples of Baroque in every region of Italy and usually they have different properties with very connotative details and a final yield always recognizable as bel...