Grab A Chair For Sicily-inspired Yoga

Sicily-inspired Yoga! Today, Thursday, at 5:30pm EDT grab a chair and join Experience Sicily’s Allison Scola and instructor Clio Mallin for a Sicily-inspired gentle yoga practice and discussion about the ancient Greek goddess Demeter. Register now at https://experiencesicily.com/events/online-sicily-events/sicily-inspired-yoga-practice/ for *Nourish Your Soul-stice* on Zoom. Our practice will be a gentle 20 minutes followed by a…

The Palm Tree Represents Unification In Palermo

Artists from multiple cultural origins contributed to these mosaic designs that exist in the Cappella Palatina, the private chapel commissioned by Sicilian King Roger II (1095-1154) and completed by his heir, King William I (1120-1166). The palm tree, the central icon of this photo, has significance to many peoples, many of whom came together to…

The Outstanding Leadership Of Sicily’s Roger II

More than ever, I’m seeking a dinner date with Roger II (1095-1154) … An outstanding leader, Roger II incorporated and encouraged inclusion of all of the various cultures, religions, and races that shared Sicily–native Sicilian, Norman, Arab, Byzantine, Greek, Jewish, English, German, and more–into his government. As a result, Sicily thrived, and it became the…

The Punic Goddess Tanit In Sicily

After the ancient southwestern Sicilian city of Selinunte was pillaged by Carthaginian (i.e., Punic) forces between 409 and 406 BCE, the Greek city became Punic for a time. The Carthaginians built a new town, recycling the materials and reclaiming temples from the magnificent Greek community that preceded it. Throughout today’s archaeological site, some ruins of…