Last September during our street food tour of Palermo, I spotted this T-shirt while we were in La Vucciria market. It exemplifies how different the market is today than it was years ago (and that I am a geek for anything Palermitano and cannoli-related!). La Vucciria gets its name from an ancient Sicilian word for…
You might think these women are at the beach… Not exactly. However, they are athletes competing in a sporting event as depicted by a mosaic floor at the UNESCO recognized Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily. The “Chamber of the Ten Maidens” does offer scholars of fashion a reference point for the history…
Today, during our private family heritage tour, it was a day of food and wine. A hands-on cooking class in the morning, then a winery tour and tasting with dinner pairing this evening. The wines were so varied and complex… A straight Nero d’Avola that was smokey with cherry overtones; a fruity Grillo, and a…
Give me the keys, please! An antique Fiat 500, photographed in Termini Imerese, Province of Palermo.
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And then, there is shopping!
Real men in Palermo wear pink. On Sunday, the Palermo “Rosanero” soccer club plays Genoa’s Sampordia soccer club. Forza Palermo!
This necklace is the creation of two very talented women. The ceramic piece was designed by artist Mirella Pipia in Bagheria. It was intended to be a decorative ornament of some kind, perhaps, for your Christmas tree. In 2014, Barbara Shiller, an American jewelry maker, came with me to Sicily on our September small-group tour….
My cousins Giulia and Silvana in Palermo gave me this ceramic necklace. They said that they knew I’d love it. They were right!
Baroness’ dress, photographed in Scicli… I’m not sure from what era this dress is, but I am going to guess it’s from the 1700s (and that it’s a copy).