Flying To Sicily

Ecco ci sono! And just like that, I’m in Italy for my next tour and adventure in Sicily! My ritual, once I get through customs and close to my transfer gate at my stop over airport is to have a cornetto and cappuccino. It helps me (somewhat) recover from the overnight flight from New York….

Cannoli In New York City

Highlights from yesterday’s New York City Cannoli Crawl walking, food, and history tour. We started at Caffè Reggio (Pasticceria Rocco is on vacation.) and were swept up in the excitement of the San Gennaro Feast. What a wonderful group of people! We ate outstanding cannoli and remarkable savory foods. We laughed, we enjoyed each other’s…

Another Of Sicily’s Heroes, Father Pino Puglise

Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi was killed in Palermo on September 15, 1993, his 56th birthday. A courageous defender of the poor in the Sicilian capital’s inner city neighborhood of Brancaccio, Blessed Father Puglisi worked tirelessly to convince young people that there was a better life than organized crime. He was extremely outspoken about the Mafia and…