Manifest12 Launches in Palermo

The energy in Palermo right now is thrilling. As Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2018, the multicultural city is electric. Starting this weekend through Nov. 4, it is host to Manifesta12, the European Nomadic Biennial of Contemporary Art. The stimulating festival hosts everything from art exhibitions to concerts to garden tours and interactive events, all…

A Curated Experience

Yesterday in Palermo, our guide Jacqueline explained in depth the politics of Norman king Roger II (pictured here, being crowned by Jesus in the Martorana Church), and then applied the discourse to what is happening in Italy today. The inspired discussion at dinner last night proved why I can’t emphasize enough the importance of working…

Ancient Meets Contemporary

Quattro Canti, where the four ancient quarters of Palermo meet at the intersection of Via Maqueda and Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is also known as Teatro del Sole. As you can see from this photo by my cousin Filippo Buttitta, throughout each day and throughout each season, the sun lights up the statues on the four…