Home altar for Our Lady of Sorrows with Santo Pio, photographed in the fishing village of Sant’Elia
It’s a parking spot because… Why not? When in Sicily, let go of the rules you know and allow Sicilians to surprise you. Sure, there is definitely an acceptable way to behave and a respect for others, but sometimes it just makes sense to park where you need to in order to get things done….
Viva Santa Rosalia! Viva Palermo! Annually on July 15, devotees of Santa Rosalia, the patroness of Palermo, solemnly process her sacred relics through the city. The ritual is held in commemoration of the miracle that she performed in 1624 and 1625 when Sicily’s capital was under siege from a plague that mortally cursed more than…
Sicily is timeless. (Location: Castello di Donnafugata, Ragusa)
Goethe visited Villa Palagonia in 1787 and noted that it was remarkably unique, commenting that the statues were a menagerie of egos. Indeed, each statue seems to hold its own story or perhaps represents a caricature of someone you may know. You’ll have to visit to see for yourself.