Sicilian Poetry Reading At Seaton Hall University

Ni viriemu! See you! Thurs., Nov., 8 at Seaton Hall University, actor Michael Badalucco will read the poetry of Sicilian poet Nino Provenzano (from Castellammare del Golfo, pictured), translated by Professor Gaetano Cipolla. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Delegation of the Constantinian Order and the Alberto Italian Studies Institute, the event is at 6 p.m. in…

Small-group 

One of my favorite visits during our Enchanting Sicily tour is with artist Michele Ducato in his studio. Michele the keeper of the Ducato family business: painting Sicilian carts. He is so generous with his time and sharing his knowledge about his craft. 

Critical Consumption

Speaking of shopping… When visiting Sicily, please patronize stores and restaurants that display the sign (pictured), Addiopizzo. When you do, you are supporting a business owner who refuses to pay “protection money” (i.e., extortion money) to organized crime. When you support such businesses, you are expressing an anti-mafia position and helping dis-empower criminal organizations that…

A Home for Umberto 

Charming homes like this one in Castellammare del Golfo prompt me to photograph them. Now, speaking of homes, here’s a proposition for you … EF, an organization that administers high school exchange years, is seeking a home for Umberto, a 17 year-old from Siracusa, Sicily. He arrives next week, and is seeking a host family…