More Sicilian Ceramics In Burgio

Burgio, a remote mountain town in Agrigento province, is one of Sicily’s ceramic centers, where for centuries different family studios created distinct pottery. Different from Santo Stefano di Camastra, Caltagirone, and Sciacca, most of Burgio’s are most depicted on tan-colored and off-white beds. If looking for an off-the-beaten path stop, it’s a great place to…

The Sanctuary of Demeter Malophoros, Selinunte (Part I)

The ancient Greek community of Selinunte was founded as a sub-colony of Megara Iblea in 651-650 BCE. One of the first sacred sites in the western Sicilian city, which is considered one of the world’s largest archaeological zones, is the Santuario della Malophoros or the Sanctuary of the Fruit Bearer. “Malophoros” implies pomegranates or apples,…

Sicilian-Style Fiat 500

This Fiat 500, painted by Ceramiche Galfano in the style of a Sicilian cart, can be found outside the Selinunte archaeological park in Castelveltrano. Be sure to leave some extra time to stop by the shop to visit this masterpiece and pick up a few ceramics and other unique artisanal items.

Let’s Dream of Traveling To Sicily On Tuesday

Whimsical ceramics made by Nino Parrucca from Palermo grace my home. What other ceramic artists do I suggest and where to buy their art is a question that I can answer during Tuesday evening’s Let’s Dream of Traveling to Sicily online presentation and Q&A. Let’s Dream of Traveling to SicilyPresentation and Question & Answer SessionTuesday,…