In addition to leading tours of Sicily, Experience Sicily’s owner and curator Allison Scola hosts Sicilian-themed events, dinners, workshops, performances, and lectures.
In-person, Stateside Sicily-Inspired Events
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Experience Sicily partners with Sicilian chefs, restaurateurs, wine experts, authors, and historians to produce memorable gatherings that will satisfy your gastronomic curiosities and intellectual and cultural interests about Sicily.
In-person events have included everything from hands-on pasta and cannoli making workshops to wine and olive oil tastings to Sicilian folk music concerts and lectures about Sicilian history and culture, and travel in Sicily.
Online Sicily-Inspired Events
Experience Sicily presents interactive and engaging online events via Zoom and other platforms. We offer scheduled events, and additionally, owner/curator Allison Scola can be engaged to produce an event for your organization. Contact us at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to design the perfect online experience for your audience.
Online events have included everything from pasta and cannoli making workshops and synchronous wine and olive oil tastings to live Sicilian folk music concerts and lectures about Sicilian history and culture, and travel in Sicily.
Music Performances and Tarantella Dance Workshops
Owner and curator Allison Scola is one half of the music duo Villa Palagonia. Together with Joe Ravo, she creates Sicilian and southern Italian inspired American folk music. Villa Palagonia performs regularly, not only at public concerts and festivals, but also in private settings and house concerts.
Allison loves leading tarantella workshops and getting the crowd moving! She’s conducted workshops in New York’s Little Italy at the Feast of San Gennaro and the Marco Polo Festival, at University of Pennsylvania, and at regional Italian festivals. Contact her at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to get your group dancing!
Lectures on Sicily
An expert in Sicilian culture, Allison Scola gives lectures and workshops at universities, museums, and libraries. Learn more about her lectures here.