Part I, Eastern Sicily
When: Wednesday, May 12, 7:30PM to 8:45PM (Eastern)
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During this Myths and Mysteries of Sicily: Part I, Eastern Sicily presentation, Allison Scola, Owner/Curator of Experience Sicily, will discuss the legends, mythology, and mystery cults of ancient sacred sites of eastern Sicily such as the primordial mother goddess Ibla of the Iblean Mountains, the nymph Aretusa from Siracusa, the ancient Greek goddesses Demeter and Persephone, Sant’Agata of Catania and Santa Lucia of Siracusa, and the black Madonna of Tindari.
About the Presenter
Allison Scola is founder, owner, and curator of Experience Sicily and the Cannoli Crawl. Named one of the experts for the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, Scola writes and lectures on Sicily and leads immersive tours and designs custom itineraries aimed to delight discerning travelers. She has been featured on Rudy Maxa’s World with the Carey’s, America’s #1 Travel Radio Show and as the cannoli expert in the documentary Cannoli, Traditions Around the Table. Scola has lectured about Sicily at University of Pennsylvania, The New School, LIU Post University, Queens College, at high schools in the New York City metropolitan area, and at events in New York City.
Allison is currently writing a book about divine feminine sacred sites and the myths and mysteries of Sicily.