Catania, in the shadow of Etna

It is in the archaeological museum of the University of Catania that we find numerous finds from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages that testify to the oldest history of the city of Catania, from its appearance to the evidence of the eighth century BC. when the Greeks founded their colony called Catai from the …

Vulcano the island of Eolian archipelago I loved most

This is the video, among those I have seen, that best expresses the idea of Vulcano, as we lived it when we went to Vulcano when there was only “Les sables noires” and “The huts” to stay. The arrival by ferry with the “smell” of rotten eggs. The baths in the “mud”, the blue sea …

Procida, Italian capital of culture in 2022

Under the motto of: “culture does not isolate”, Procida, the small island of 4 square km, 10,500 inhabitants in front of the wonderful Amalfi coast, south of Napoli, will be the ” Italian capital of culture” in 2022.Procida is one of the 8000 Italian municipalities and this important recognition represents them all, recognizing the specificity …

The most beautiful female portrait in the world

Even Sgarbi has taken note: the most beautiful female portrait in the world is not the icy and distant Mona Lisa, known as “La gioconda” in Louvre Museum in Paris, but “the Sicilian, determined and coy, alive body and soul, “mysterious” L’ “Annunciata” by Antonello da Messina, preserved in Palermo (Sicily) in Palazzo Abatellis. Sgarbi …

Sicily, the history of the tradition of cuccìa.

13 December, history of the Saint Lucia cuccìaThe birth of the cuccìa can be traced back to two very similar periods of famine that occurred in Palermo in 1646 and in Syracuse in 1763. It is said that the people, destroyed by famine, prayed asking for divine help so that this terrible suffering would end. …

Ischia the third island of Italy

From Wipedia we take some summary information: Ischia is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Flegrean islands, of the metropolitan city of Naples. Located at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples and a short distance from the islands of Procida and Vivara, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is the …

The biggest volcan in Europe is in activity right now

Etna, in Sicily, is not only the largest volcano in Europe and the second most important active in the world, but it is also probably one of the most beautiful in the world: the snow persists during the summer and is mixed with the colors of the sea on the bottom black lava . Today …

Alghero the spanish capital of Sardinia

Alghero on the island is a splendid city that dominates the western part of Sardinia, the second largest island in Italy, built mostly of sandstone, a soft and light stone that lent itself for construction and is used throughout southern Italy. Because of its position, Alghero was a nerve center for trade and defense. At …

A 90 minute stroll through the marvelous city of Palermo.

Leaving the parking lot at the port (Calata Marina d’Italia, Amerigo Amari, 10 euro per day), cross the street, turn left. You are on the via Francesco Crispi. Continue until you reach the Piazza 13 Vittime (8 minutes), cross the piazza and continue straight. You are at San Giorgio del Genovesi, a Renaissance church, a …